Morgan Schneiderlin agrees four year contract ahead of £24m Manchester United move

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Morgan Schneiderlin will complete a move to Manchester United on Monday after agreeing a four year contract with the club, according to reports in France.

The Southampton midfielder revealed earlier this week that he was anticipating completing a move away from St.Mary's before the start of pre-season, and it appears as though he is on his way to Old Trafford.

According to L'Equipe, Manchester United and Southampton are putting the final touches on a deal worth around €30 million, or £24 million, and that it could be finalised and announced within the next 24 hours. Arsenal were previously thought to be the favourites in the race to sign the French international, while Tottenham have also been credited with an interest in him. 


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French journalist Philippe Auclair claimed last night that Schneiderlin actually favoured a move to Arsenal, but problems between his representatives and the Gunners have put paid to the deal.

It remains unclear for now where that leaves the Red Devils' move for Bastian Schweinsteiger. The German international is in the last year of his contract and has been linked with a move to Manchester United, but the move for Schneiderlin would make it seem as though that deal is dead in the water.

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Schneiderlin has emerged as one of the most consistent midfielders in the Premier League over the past few seasons, and was blocked from leaving the club along with a host of other players last year.


Tottenham were mooted as his potential destination however it seems as though the 25-year-old will be playing in the Champions League next season.

The Red Devils have already completed a deal for PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay, and have been linked with a host of other top stars including Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos.

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