Report: Tottenham line up Man United 26-year-old, player available at bargain price
By Alex Stevens
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is looking to reunite with Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, according to a report.
The Mirror claim Pochettino retains an interest in the France international after having a deadline-day move for him blocked by United boss Jose Mourinho.
It is said that a fee of £12.5million, half of the £25million that United paid Southampton for Schneiderlin in the summer of 2015, could be enough to seal a deal.
The Mirror also credits Crystal Palace with an interest in Schneiderlin.
The 26-year-old midfielder is only a third of the way into a four-year deal at Old Trafford, but has played just five minutes of Premier League football this season, and they were in their August season opener against Bournemouth.
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Schneiderlin was hauled off at half-time in Thursday’s Europa League defeat to Fenerbahce in Istanbul.
Pochettino managed Schneiderlin when the pair were at Southampton, where he played alongside current Spurs pair Victor Wanyama and Toby Alderweireld.
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.
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 tournament.
In other Tottenham transfer news, West Ham have bid for a Spurs striker.