I really hope it is Arsenal, but there could be a few clubs involved in these transfer talks with Southampton, with at least two Premier League rivals having been linked fairly heavily with the France international star Morgan Schneiderlin this summer.
But as reported by The Mirror and revealed by Schneiderlin himself, we could soon know just which club the excellent all rounder will be playing for next season. The talks are apparently ongoing and the player seems pretty hopeful that his future will be resolved in a matter of days rather than weeks.
He said, “Talks are ongoing and should be completed in the coming days. I hope it will all be concluded before pre-season begins next week.”
The Saints are said to be determined to get their valuation for the player, which the report claims is something like £24 million and Arsene Wenger may have to meet it if he is to beat the likes of Man United and Tottenham to the Frenchman’s signature.
As the south coast club qualified for the Europa League but will have to enter at the third qualifying stage, their pre-season will start earlier than ours and I am sure that Ronald Koeman will want his squad sorted out as much as possible before then. This is good news for the Gunners, or it will be if we are the club that gets him. What do you think Gooners? Confident?