Midfielder ‘Tells Team Mates’ He’s Off As Arsenal Line-Up £20m Bid

By on July 6, 2014

Arsenal target Morgan Schneiderlin has told his Southampton team-mates that he wont be returning to the club amid reports that we are set to bid £20m for the midfielder.

Arsene Wenger is on the look-out for a defensive midfielder to replace Mikel Arteta next season and Schneiderlin has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates in recent weeks.

The France international has made no secret of his desire to play in the Champions League and the Daily Star are now reporting that the 24-year-old has told his Saints team-mates that he won’t be returning to the club ahead of next season as he expects to be sold in the coming days.

The news comes amid speculation that we are lining-up a £20m bid for the player, and although Spurs are also understood to be keen, he’s highly likely to choose a move to the Emirates as we can offer him top level European football.

It’s been a painful summer for Southampton fans with manager Mauricio Pochettino leaving for Tottenham, Luke Shaw sold to Man Utd and Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana joining Liverpool, and it looks like Schneiderlin is going to be the next out the exit door.

I think he’d be the perfect addition to the squad as there weren’t many better defensive midfielders int he Premier League last season and he’d be an excellent foil for the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere.

A bid of £20m seems fair, but when you look at the fees Southampton have got for Shaw and Lallana, Southampton might prove difficult to deal with. If they demand much more than the £20m Wenger is seemingly prepared to pay, I can see him walking away and concentrating on other targets like Khedira or one of the Bender brothers.


  1. Goonerbeall

    July 6, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Schneiderlin any day of the week. Chat abt bringing Khedira does not please me. Sami is experienced but he has also milage that is not a credit to him. Hr is injury prone and is a smaller than Saints man. Lastly coastwise he is cheaper and best option.

  2. SA9

    July 6, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Debuchy, schneiderlin, sanchez & remy would represent a good summer of transfer business…3 of the 4 having permership experience and no adaptation period needed.

    Debuchy experience in premiership, champions league and international stage speaks for itself.

    Sanchez being the marquee signing….we have been calling for a Suarez/aguero type player for years…the possibe interchanging with walcott and ozil to supply the killer passes would be devastating..those two are key to exploiying ozil’s strengths to its maximum.

    Schneiderlin is the most exciting one as its a position wenger has neglected or never dealt with efficiently since gilberto departure. He strikes me to be in the petit mould, his stats, his work rate, his physicality are a few examples of the qualities he would bring. The one thing I learnt most from arteta is this team needs guys with craft and desire.. coming from lesser teams these guys have worked their way up with the french men playing in all 4 devisions..there are some days you have a bad game but playing for your shirt and giving 100% can make up for that…arsenal miss the ray parlours!

    Remy would provide the strength in depth we need to compete for the title. He is proven goalscorer, versatility and pacey. As mentioned earlier he would play for the shirt as he is a boyhood arsenal fan with theirry Henry being his role model…sanchez chamberlain walcott remy joel campbell…PACE GALORE!

    Make it happen wenger

  3. nawas abdullahi

    July 7, 2014 at 4:49 am

    good news for arsenal

  4. chika

    July 7, 2014 at 6:47 am

    Good for arsenal

  5. goodyp

    July 7, 2014 at 8:34 am

    .. Rumour!.. Rumour!! Rumour!!! All are rumour not untill arsenal.com confirm’s it.. Am not believing all this sh**t….

  6. Nurudeen olami

    July 7, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Onty i see arsenal unvail i can bleive.

  7. Shakiru sadiq

    July 7, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Good news for all arsenal fans

  8. Eghosa Egharevba

    July 7, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Until I see Arsenal unveil a player, all these news are nothing but rumors to me..

  9. chijioke

    July 7, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Just pray it happens

  10. chikodi robert

    July 7, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    until i see arsenal sign mature player like bender and sanchez then i belive

  11. kanisius marko

    July 7, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    good try mr. wenger coz we’re tired with unlimited cries as we were chasing a thief in dark. so make it happen

  12. 100brickz

    July 8, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I do believe in this deal, especially alexis! Deal

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