The Daily Mirror have suggested that Everton boss Ronald Koeman is lining up a bid for Manchester United’s Morgan Schneiderlin, and from the Dutch manager’s comments about the midfielder when he left Southampton it would seem that a deal is very possible.
Schneiderlin departed the Saints in 2015, when Koeman was in charge at St. Mary’s, and his move was a major disappointment.
The French international had been a key part of Koeman’s team at Southampton, and he proved difficult to replace.
However, Koeman’s comments after Schneiderlin’s move to United prove that there is no bad blood between the pair, and their relationship remains strong.
“We had a very good relationship after the difficult summer that we had at the club, his reaction was fantastic, he had a big part in a big season last year and it's best for him and for the player, that's the important thing,” Koeman said last year to the Daily Express.
"He's now a player for Manchester United and I wish him the best.”
Manchester United's Morgan Schneiderlin celebrates scoring their first goal
If Schneiderlin does move to Everton his arrival would be a signal of intent for the Merseyside club.
Everton have over £100 million to spend this summer, but they are yet to make a signing.
The Toffees have been linked with a host of players - with some more high profile than others.
Schneiderlin has not made much an impact since moving to United, but he would surely be an upgrade on Everton’s current midfield options if he was to make the switch to Goodison Park.