By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is looking to reunite with Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, according to a report.
The Daily Mail transfer blog on Wednesday (11.08) has claimed that Spurs have asked intermediaries to test the water with United for the France international.
However, it is also reported by the Mail that the north London club have so far had little encouragement for Schneiderlin and that’s why they are pushing for alternative targets such as Moussa Sissoko at Newcastle.
Pochettino managed Schneiderlin, 26, when the pair were at Southampton.
The defensive midfielder also played alongside current Spurs pair Victor Wanyama and Toby Alderweireld when the trio were on the south coast together.
Schneiderlin moved to England in 2008 with Southampton and played a key role in taking the Hampshire based club up from League One to an established Premier League side.
He eventually moved to Manchester United in a £24million move in 2015, but he has slipped down the club’s pecking order during his one-year stay at Old Trafford.
The combative midfielder has made 44 appearances for the Premier League giants in all competitions, playing just seven minutes under new boss Jose Mourinho in the opening four games of the new season, including the Community Shield.
Schneiderlin has three years left on his current contract, but he could be eager to move after he almost missed France’s host Euro 2016 tournament this summer.
The Manchester United player was a late call-up to his national side after Lassana Diarra was ruled out of the tournament through injury.
He will have one eye on the 2018 World Cup and he will need regular playing time if the 15-time capped international plans to play a role in the prestigious international tournament.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Spurs are looking at smashing their transfer record with the deadline-day signing of Schalke sensation Max Meyer.