Morgan Schneiderlin refuses to force through transfer

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Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has admitted that he is aware Arsenal and Manchester United are watching his progress closely, but won't force through a summer move without a top Premier League club lodging a formal transfer offer.

Schneiderlin has been persistently linked with a move to United in recent weeks, as the Red Devils actively search for an energetic player capable of bringing dynamism to the centre of midfield.

The 24-year-old is reportedly available for a fee in the region of £15m this summer, alerting United and Premier League to the chance of signing the Frenchman this summer, but Schneiderlin is adamant that unless Saints are given a serious offer to consider he won't be thinking about a move.

He told The Mirror: “We know top teams are watching us.”

“As long as we don’t receive a concrete offer, and as long as the club says they won’t sell, I will never force a transfer.”

United's transfer plans are likely to be unaffected by the club's decision to dismiss David Moyes on Tuesday, with a conveyor belt of young talent at Southampton very much on the radar of Red Devils chiefs as they bid to implement a drastic squad overhaul at the end of the season.

Schneiderlin, Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw have all been mentioned in connection with a switch to the Theatre of Dreams next season, but for now Saints have not received any genuine offers for their clutch og young stars.

Arsenal are also looking to strengthen in the close season, but their interest in Schneiderlin has also not moved beyond a watching brief at this stage. 

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