Report: Arsenal could wrap up £25m Schneiderlin deal soon, Spurs to be snubbed

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The latest update on the Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal-linked Southampton midfielder.

Arsenal are favourites to sign Morgan Schneiderlin and could wrap up a £25 million deal 'soon after the season ends,' according to the Daily Telegraph.

Tottenham are still said to be interested in the Southampton man by the Telegraph but are set to be snubbed, with the Gunners leading the race for the 25-year-old's signature.

The Saints reportedly want £25m for the Frenchman, although the deal could raise to £30m, it is claimed.

Both Tottenham and Arsenal have been linked with a move for Schneiderlin for some time now, despite Southampton offering him a new contract. The South Coast club are said to be more than prepared for any potential exit.

This latest Schneiderlin update, however, is in direct contrast to a recent Daily Mail report that stated Tottenham are in a strong position to sign the Southampton midfielder, as Arsenal are less interested due to the resurgence of Francis Coquelin.

The Telegraph, too, suggest any Arsenal - Schneiderlin deal could 'hinge' on Arsene Wenger's feelings towards Coquelin as an alternative, although they emphasise the fact that the Gunners - not Spurs - are in 'pole position.'

Southampton, meanwhile, are said to have been scouting for replacements for quite some time.

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