Morgan Schneiderlin claims 'negotiations are ongoing', Arsenal and Tottenham linked

Arsenal v Southampton 2012 Pregame with Schneiderlin

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin claims his future should be sorted in the coming days.

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has told French radio station France Bleu Alsace that he hopes to have a deal completed in the coming days, as reported by Sky Sports.

Schneiderlin, 25, has been the heartbeat of the Southampton midfield ever since joining the Saints from Strasbourg back in 2008.

With over 250 appearances to his name as a Southampton player, Schneiderlin has become a hero on the South Coast, and has even established himself as a regular in the France national team.

Yet, much like Luke Shaw, Calum Chambers, Dejan Lovren, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert last summer, speculation surrounds a possible exit from St. Mary's Stadium.

The Daily Mail claim that Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham are the three possible destinations for Schneiderlin this summer, with a transfer looking more likely by the day.

Now, Schneiderlin has told French radio station France Bleu Alsace that 'negotiations are ongoing' over a departure, as reported by Sky Sports.

"The negotiations are ongoing and should be completed in the coming days," said Schneiderlin. "Hopefully before the resumption of [Southampton's pre-season] training next week."

Where should Schneiderlin go?

With France's Euro 2016 campaign on the horizon, Schneiderlin must pick a destination where he know he will play on a regular basis - and preferably at the highest level.

That would mean a move to a Champions League club, which would put Tottenham out of the running - despite being managed by his former Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino.

If it comes down to Arsenal or Manchester United, Schneiderlin could have a big decision on his hands. Regular first team football is virtually guaranteed at both clubs, but the influence of compatriot Arsene Wenger could swing it in Arsenal's favour - if he can bring himself to reject the lure of Old Trafford.

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