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Boost for Man United and Liverpool: transfer target may be heading for exit door

Southampton coach Ronald Koeman has revealed that he doesn’t know if Morgan Schneiderlin will play for the Saints again in light of transfer interest in the midfielder.

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The Dutch manager has also admitted that injury will keep the France international out of action for the rest of the season.

While there was a major exodus at Southampton last summer—with the like of Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren leaving the club—Schneiderlin wasn’t given the departure he craved.

It is looking increasingly inevitable that he will leave St. Mary’s this summer, with the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea all linked with his signature.

Koeman has fuelled the transfer speculation by admitting that he doesn’t know if the player has already played his last game for the club.

“Morgan will be out until the end of the season,” Koeman began, speaking to the Express.

“He has [injured] ligaments, left knee and he will be out for four or five weeks, so that means until the end of the season,” he continued, “I don’t know [if he’s played his last game], or about interest or about bids.

“We like to keep everybody but we know sometimes it’s difficult.

“There aren’t any serious bids for the player. He is happy but it’s up to the player.”

The midfielder moved to the south coast in 2008 when he left Racing Club de Strasbourg, and has featured 26 times for the Saints this season, scoring four goals and contributing one assist.

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