Southampton reject big Manchester United bid for Morgan Schneiderlin
Southampton have turned down a big-money offer from Manchester United for midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, manager Ronald Koeman said on Monday.
London: Southampton have turned down a big-money offer from Manchester United for midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, manager Ronald Koeman said on Monday.
"Two weeks ago we had a bid from United but it was not the bid we expected. It wasn`t serious," the manager told the BBC.
The 25-year-old player missed the Premier League club`s first day of pre-season training. Koeman said the French international was unwell but would fly to Austria on Tuesday for Southampton`s tour.
Schneiderlin has made more than 200 appearances for Southampton since joining the south coast club in 2008.
Koeman said he wanted the midfielder`s situation to be resolved in the coming days.
"If there is any business then I hope it will be soon because it is best for the player, best for us," he added.
"Everybody knows he`d like to move but if there is no bid close to what we expect then he`s a Southampton player. I don`t know if the valuation is exactly 25 million pounds ($39.02 million), that`s not my business."