Tottenham Hotspur are not confident of capturing Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin this summer, according to a report in the London Evening Standard.
Schneiderlin is said to have been identified as one of Tottenham's main targets for the summer transfer window, but it seems that the club are ready to write off their chances of landing the France international.
Schneiderlin has already commented on his desire to play Champions League football in L’Equipe and, with Spurs' chances of making it into the top four fading as the season draws to a close, Mauricio Pochettino is almost resigned to missing out on his long-term target.
The Standard suggests that both Arsenal and Liverpool are looking at the Southampton man, with the Emirates Stadium appearing his most likely destination.
Arsenal are currently lodged firmly inside the top four and look near certainties to make it into the Champions League, but Tottenham only have an outside chance.
Spurs are currently six points adrift of the top four and unless they win the remainder of their matches this season, it is unlikely that they will be able to bridge the gap.
If they do not, they may have to look elsewhere, with Schneiderlin apparently determined to be playing in Europe's premier club competition next term.