Saints manager Ronald Koeman insists it would be difficult to keep hold of Arsenal target Morgan Schneiderlin next season.
Arsenal have been given hope in their pursuit for long time midfield target according to The Independent.
The Gunners have been handed a boost in their pursuit of French midfield star Morgan Schneiderlin, after Southampton manager recently admitted that it was up to the player to decide his future in the summer.
Saints manager Ronald Koeman said that Schneiderlin is happy at the St Mary’s Stadium but admitted that it would be difficult keeping the 25-year-old and other players in his squad together next term.
“He is happy (here), but it is up to the player”
“We like to keep everybody but we know sometimes it’s difficult. But there isn’t any serious bid for the player.”
Koeman added: “All the players in the Southampton team are happy with how the team are doing but it is football, you never know.”
“It is all about interest. We do everything to keep everybody in the team but it is difficult.”
This report will come as good news to Arsenal; who are keen on adding the midfielder to their ranks next term.
Arsenal’s interest in Schneiderlin has been well documented in the last one year with the Gunners failing to land his signature in two transfer windows.
The midfield enforcer who has played a key role in two successful seasons for Southampton picked up a ligament injury last weekend that will see him miss the rest of the season, leaving many suggesting that the Frenchman may have as well played his last game for the club.
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