Arsenal target Schneiderlin responds to speculation

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Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has responded to speculation linking him with a transfer to Arsenal, with the Frenchman claiming it is his 'dream' to eventually achieve a move to a club more prominent than his current employers.

Arsenal made an approach to sign Schneiderlin during the summer transfer window of last year, as was revealed by GiveMeSport, while the Gunners were linked with a renewed attempt to recruit the player at the next available opportunity.

Southampton reportedly informed Arsenal that it would take around £15 million in order to prise Schneiderlin away from St Mary's, which led Arsene Wenger to withdraw his interest and focus on the recruitment of Kim Kallstrom.

It remains to be seen if Arsenal decide to revive their interest in Schneiderlin once again in the transfer window this summer, and the 24-year-old admits a transfer to the Emirates Stadium holds some appeal.

Schneiderlin adds, however, that he is in no rush to pursue a switch to Arsenal, with the player under contract with Southampton for another three seasons.

“Arsenal? I have a three year contract, then it will not be easy," he told RTL. "It is also my dream to one day play in a great club, so why not?”

Schneiderlin joined Saints from Strasbourg in 2008 and has made 225 appearances for the club, scoring 10 goals.

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