The groundswell of gossip linking Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin with a long-mooted move to Arsenal continues to grow.
Last month that mysterious, yet respected, source on all things inside the game ‘The Secret Footballer’ intimated that the Gunners had struck a decisive blow in the race for his signature, tweeting:
“My understanding is that they have an agreement already in place with Schneiderlin.”
And now French sports daily L’Equipe has added to the weight of speculation, reporting that the 25-year-old has a “personal agreement” in place with Arsenal.
In ‘agreeing’ terms it is understood that he has spurned interest from Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham.
However, it remains unclear when any transfer might go through, with neither source boasting clear instincts on the subject.
Southampton remain in the Champions League places and are extremely unlikely to want to part with the Frenchman with a potentially massive achievement still hanging in the balance.
The bwin odds makers go 6/4 about Schneiderlin signing on in north London before September.
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