Report: Tottenham hope to sign Morgan Schneiderlin, Arsenal looking elsewhere

Arsenal v Southampton 2012 Pregame with Schneiderlin

Arsenal are reportedly looking at other targets than Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin.

According to The Telegraph, Tottenham could now be in pole position to land Southampton star Morgan Schneiderlin after Arsenal widened their search for a midfielder.

Schneiderlin, 25, joined the Saints from French side Strasbourg in 2008, and has been a mainstay of the side during their promotions from League One to the Championship and then to the Premier League.

The France international is now considered to be one of the finest central midfielders in the Premier League, and his performances for Ronald Koeman's men now appear to have attracted interest.

The Telegraph report that Arsenal were lining up a move for Schneiderlin at the end of the season, but are now looking at other targets.

Manager Arsene Wenger is allegedly looking at Borussia Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan or Paris Saint-Germain's Yohan Cabaye - and by looking away from Schneiderlin, they could be pushing him towards their Premier League rivals Tottenham.

Spurs may have seen Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason exceed expectations this season, but with Paulinho, Etienne Capoue and Mousa Dembele all struggling to make a considerable impact, another midfielder may well be needed this summer.

It's therefore little surprise that The Telegraph believe Spurs are hoping to persuade Schneiderlin to make the move to White Hart Lane, with his former Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino in charge of the club and looking to work with him once again.

A reunion would be great for Spurs, and the report suggests that Schneiderlin is their number one target for this summer's transfer window - and Arsenal's decision to look elsewhere could help accelerate a possible move to Tottenham instead.

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