Everton & West Brom keen on signing Morgan Schneiderlin from Man United [Telegraph]

Manchester United midfielder, Morgan Schneiderlin.
Manchester United midfielder, Morgan Schneiderlin.

Everton keen on Schneiderlin

According to the Telegraph, Everton manager Ronald Koeman is set to offer Manchester United outcast Morgan Schneiderlin a fresh start in the Premier League.

Koeman is set to make a move for the France international in January and will battle it out with West Bromwich Albion in a fight to secure his signature.

Apparently both sides are looking to pay a fee of around £20 million for the midfielder and clearly see something that Jose Mourinho doesn’t, in the player.

The 27-year-old, who joined Manchester United in the summer last year, has only made two league starts this season for United since the arrival of Jose Mourinho.

He is desperately struggling for game time at the moment and given that he has previously played under Koeman at Southampton, this could be a realistic move for the midfielder.

All of this interest comes after Everton apparently came to terms that they stand little chance of signing number one transfer target, Steven N’Zonzi, from Sevilla.

The former Stoke City man was high on Everton’s director of football Steve Walsh’s wish-list, however, he will cost more than £25million, something Everton don’t want to pay.

West Brom interested too

The Baggies have apparently also launched an ambitious bid to sign the Frenchman but have acknowledged they may be unable to compete with the bigger clubs interested.

This comes after Tony Pulis abandoned his pursuit of Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho on the final day of the last transfer window but set aside the £21 million he was set to pay, to spend elsewhere.

Of course, it will require a fee of around that figure to sign Schneiderlin from United given that he cost the side an initial £24million from Southampton last year.

Despite this move seeming unrealistic, it could well happen as Tony Pulis is allegedly keen to bring in at least two high quality players to walk straight into his starting 11.