Arsene Wenger set to finally land Southampton star.
Arsenal appear to be closing in on a summer move to sign long term target Morgan Schneiderlin with the Southampton man having agree personal terms with the North London side according to the Metro.
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Arsene Wenger has been tracking the tough tackling midfielder for some time and is said to have made a £15m offer for the 25 year old French international.
St Mary’s boss Ronald Koeman will look to keep hold of his top performers on deadline day as he seeks to keep up his side’s surprise push for a top four finish but come the end of the campaign, if Champions League football has not been secured, then one imagines Schneiderlin will be even closer to a south-coast exit.
Arsenal have lacked a steely defensive midfielder of real quality for some time though the resurgent displays put in by Francis Coquelin of late may well have led Wenger to believe he can hold out until the summer before pushing to complete a deal to sign Schneiderlin.
Schneiderlin has been a good servant to Southampton since his move to the club back in 2008, helping the Saints from League One to the upper reaches of the Premier League, but may feel his career progression will be better served by a move to Arsenal.