Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin believes that his Saints future will be decided within the coming days, following reports that he has reached an agreement to leave his current club this summer.
The Daily Mail revealed that Ronald Koeman has granted permission for his midfielder to move on, and a three-way transfer battle between Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur is expected. He will, however, only be sold if his price-tag of £24m is met.
The French midfielder has spoken out over his future at the St Mary’s Stadium, and believes that discussions will come to a conclusion in the next few days.
“The negotiations are ongoing and should be completed in the coming days,” he told France Bleu Alsace radio station, as quoted by Sky Sports.
“Hopefully before the resumption of [Southampton’s pre-season] training next week.”
The 25-year-old has previously stated his desire to compete in the Champions League, which could rule Spurs out of the race for his signature, and recent reports claim that the Gunners are leading the chase.
Arsene Wenger is said to be eager to wrap a deal for Schneiderlin early in the window this summer with negotiations having progressed significantly, the London Evening Standard report.