Tottenham Hotspur have emerged as the favourites to sign Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, according to the Metro.
The North London club were strongly linked with a move for the France international twelve months ago, with rivals Arsenal also interested in securing his services.
However, the Saints refused to part company with the 25 year old having already sold a number of their key players from the 2013/14 campaign.
In thirty appearances in all competitions so far this season, Schneiderlin has scored five goals while he has turned out for the south-coast club two hundred and sixty-one times since signing from them from Strasbourg in the summer of 2008, while he has been capped nine times for his country having made his debut last summer.
Southampton currently sit a point behind Spurs in the race for a top six place, and can leapfrog them if they avoid defeat against Aston Villa in Saturday’s early kick-off.