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Manchester United £24m misfit at centre of January transfer battle between two Premier League rivals

Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin looks set to leave the club in January, and West Bromwich Albion have made a late push to seal his signature.

The French international has struggled to establish himself under Jose Mourinho this season, as he has made just eight appearances in all competitions.

With the likes of Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick ahead of him in the pecking order, it has been difficult to make a breakthrough and prove himself.

In turn, it looks as though his time at Old Trafford is coming to an end, with The Sun reporting that United want to recoup the £24m they spent to sign him from Southampton last year.

It had been suggested that Everton were in pole position to sign the 27-year-old, but West Brom boss Tony Pulis will try to persuade him to move to the Hawthorns instead.

Both Premier League outfits are said to be trying to negotiate a lower fee, but it remains to be seen whether or not United are open to a discussion.

From their perspective, moving Schneiderlin on would not only raise further transfer funds but it would free up space in the squad to allow Mourinho to go out and bring in another player of his choosing who fits his plans at Old Trafford.

As a result, it promises to be a busy January transfer window at Manchester United, with Schneiderlin looking almost certain as one of the high-profile players to depart the club in the New Year.

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