Morgan Schneiderlin told he can leave Southampton this summer

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Southampton have told Morgan Schneiderlin that they will not stand in the way of a big move this summer so long as they receive a suitable offer, according to reports.

The France international has seen his reputation grow from strength to strength with quality displays in the heart of the Saints midfield, and as such he’s attracted more than one potential suitor.

Move away

Both Arsenal and Manchester United are believed to be interested in the possibility of signing him at the next available opportunity, and with Ronald Koeman unwilling to risk disrupting his squad that looks to be at the end of the current campaign.

However, in contrast to last summer, where Southampton informed Schneiderlin they would not be letting him leave having already consented to the departures of Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, Luke Shaw and Dejan Lovren, reports claim they’ve told the midfielder that he’ll be allowed to leave - if he so wishes - when a big offer comes in.

The figure

Just how much they’ll be expecting for the services of the 25-year-old remains to be seen, with previous figures having sat around the £25 million mark. It’s a fair price to pay for an experienced head in the middle of the park, and both Arsenal and United will have the funds to make such a deal if it comes to it.

His suitors

Of the two sides it’s the Gunners who have been linked heaviest with a move for Koeman’s star man. Arsene Wenger has a talented midfield but lacks a natural ball winner to sit in front of the defence in the manner of Patrick Vieira, and with Mikel Arteta’s career coming to a close it’s high time he started looking for an adequate replacement.

Having clinched the signing of Villarreal star Gabriel Paulista earlier this week the Frenchman has shored up the back-line to some degree, now all he needs to do is provide it with a shield to help it stay watertight. In this respect Schneiderlin is a perfect candidate, though Sami Khedira has also been mentioned as a possible target in the past.

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