Manchester United transfer news: Saints want £27m for Schneiderlin and Di Maria's Arsenal link

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According to a report from the Independent, Southampton accept that they will lose midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin this summer but will not let him go cheaply.

In fact the report claims the Saints will hold out for £27million before sanctioning the French international’s move.

Schneiderlin is one of the Premier League’s most impressive midfielders and with United in desperate need of quality reinforcements in that area if they are to challenge for silverware next season, he would be the perfect addition.

But with United reportedly keen to complete a deal before they head out on their pre-season tour on 13 July, it is being claimed Southampton will only reduce their initial valuation of £30million by £3million.

In other news, the Daily Mail comes up trumps for the craziest rumour of the day, claiming Arsenal are interested in United’s club-record signing Angel Di Maria.

The Argentine did not have the best debut campaign at Old Trafford and the Mail claims he would be a target for Arsenal if he was made available this summer.

However, United are not going to want to strengthen one of their direct rivals by handing them one of the world’s best players, no matter how disappointing he was last season.

If he goes anywhere, Di Maria will surely be sold abroad, but the more likely option is that he will be given at least one more season to show what he can do.

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