Morgan Schneiderlin's transfer to Everton looks to be getting closer and closer, with reports that the French midfielder arrived on Merseyside on Wednesday to undergo a medical with Ronald Koeman's side.
Sky Sports report that the former Southampton man is on the brink of completing his £22m switch to Goodison Park after failing to make an impression since Jose Mourinho's arrival at Old Trafford in the summer.
Mourinho admitted after Tuesday night's EFL Cup win over Hull that he would be disappointed to lose Schneiderlin, but didn't want to hold the player at the club against his will. "I’m sad, but I’m also happy," he said.
"I’m sad because I like him and he could be an option for us in a long season. But I’m happy for him because he wants to play and be an important player for the team. So I’m happy for a very good person, someone I only have good things to say about."
772 - Morgan Schneiderlin has made more tackles and interceptions combined (772) than any other PL player since August 2012. Influence.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 11, 2017
West Brom also expressed an interest in signing the 27-year-old earlier this season, but accepted that they could not match Everton's offer after having an £18m bid turned down by United.
Schneiderlin was signed to great expectations at Old Trafford after three excellent top flight seasons with Southampton and featured prominently under Louis van Gaal, but fell down the pecking order under Mourinho; with the Portuguese coach favouring Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick and Paul Pogba in central midfield.
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