Morgan Schneiderlin reportedly has agreement to leave Southampton this summer

Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Manchester United are said to be in a three-way battle to sign the Southampton star but they will have to spend big.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Southampton have come to an agreement with Morgan Schneiderlin allowing the French midfielder to leave St Mary’s this summer.

The report claims the two parties have struck a deal and that the 25-year-old will be allowed to leave for £24million…provided of course a club is willing to pay that.

Schneiderlin has made 256 appearances for Southampton after moving to the club from Racing Strasbourg back in 2008.

Since then he has become one of the best central midfielders in the Premier League and the Mail claims that there is now set to be a three-way battle for his services involving Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Manchester United.

Schneiderlin knows Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino well from their time together at the Saints but if it is Champions League football the player wants, Spurs are unable to offer it at the current time.

Arsenal and United can, but it remains to be seen if they will spend big on the player, with the Mail claiming the Gunners are unwilling to go as high as £24million and with United allegedly favouring other midfield targets for now.

That said, there is no doubt the Southampton star would improve any of the three sides recently linked with him, and given his Premier League experience and the fact he should soon be reaching his peak, it would surely be an investment worth making.

Tottenham may need him the most, but it would be no surprise if Arsenal ultimately get their man given their presence in Europe’s elite competition next season.

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