Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has reiterated his desire to play in the Champions League next season.
The St Mary’s outfit previously denied the Frenchman a move to Tottenham Hotspur last summer.
Now aged 25, Schneiderlin believes it is time to make the next step in his career after Southampton failed in their fight for a Champions League spot towards the end of the season.
The club have placed a £25m price tag on Schneiderlin’s head and the player himself revealed he is still determined to move on.
Speaking about his future, Schneiderlin said: ”Yes, I think my decision is made. I learned a lot last season. The goal is to stay in England, it is a championship that I like and where I have a lot of fun.
“There are ongoing discussions, but nothing is done. But of course the Champions League is my goal. If I leave Southampton it will be for a club in the Champions League.”
Whilst Arsenal and Tottenham have shown an interest, there is no doubt that the player will also be tempted by Manchester United.
However, Schneiderlin would have a battle on his hands to secure a place in the starting XI every week, with midfielders such as Daley Blind and Marouane Fellaini both having successful seasons at the club. There is also a question mark over his fitness after he suffered a knee injury earlier this month.