Morgan Schneiderlin has said that he has no plans to leave Southampton in the January transfer window.
The 25-year-old midfielder is reportedly on the radars of North London clubs Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
France international Schneiderlin was linked with a move away from St. Mary’s Stadium in the summer, but he was eventually convinced to remain at the Saints.
Speculation on the former Strasbourg star’s future has never really cooled down, and with the January window opening, there have been reports claiming that Spurs and Arsenal could make moves for him.
However, Schneiderlin has now said that he plans to remain at Southampton until the end of the season at least.
“It's always difficult to leave in January,” the Frenchman told Telefoot, according to The Daily Mail.
“I think I'll finish the season at Southampton and we'll see what will happen next. I don't set my mind on these things anymore.
“What should happen will happen. Since this summer, I learned that you should never think that you're gone before you actually did.”
Schneiderlin is an important player for Southampton, and it is unlikely that manager Ronald Koeman will let him leave this month.
The Saints are now a top-four contenders, and one suspects that club officials will do all they can to make sure that Schneiderlin stays.
It will be interesting to see what Schneiderlin does in the summer. If Arsenal and Tottenham are as keen on him as currently being reported in the British media, then they are certainly going to make moves for him.