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Manchester United And Arsenal Target Won’t Force Summer Transfer

Southampton midfielder is aware of interest from larger clubs, but says that he won’t force a St Mary’s Stadium exit.

Manchester United and Arsenal target Morgan Schneiderlin has insisted that he will never attempt to force a move away from Southampton, reports the Daily Mirror.

The Saints midfielder, 24, has started 29 of his side’s 35 Premier League games this season and has earned rave reviews in the process.

He admits that he is fully aware of the interest in him, but claims that he is very happy at St Mary’s.

Schneiderlin is not the only Southampton player to have attracted the attention of England’s elite in recent months.

Man United are reportedly close to sealing a £30m move for teenage left-back Luke Shaw, while Calum Chambers, James Ward-Prowse, Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez have all been linked with interest from the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

“We know top teams are watching us,” Schneiderlin told the Daily Mirror. “As long as we don’t receive a concrete offer, and as long as the club says they won’t sell, I will never force a transfer.”

Schneiderlin, who joined Southampton from Strasbourg for over £1m in June 2008, has made 229 senior appearances for the Saints, scoring 10 goals.

As well as starring in the top-flight, he has turned out for the South Coast club in both the Championship and League One.

The former French youth international has over three years left to run on his current contract.

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