Sunday, 31st August, 2014

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has stressed he is presently happy at the club, while being careful not to rule out a potential move away from St. Mary's.

Schneiderlin scored a brace as Southampton eased to a 3-1 win away against West Ham yesterday, but instantly the focus has switched to his future at the club.

The French midfielder is wanted by Tottenham Hotspur, while Arsenal have also been linked with making a move for his services this summer.

Southampton publicly ruled out his sale however, leading Schneiderlin to take to Twitter to slam the Saints.


A ceasefire has now descended and the 24-year-old says he is happy at Southampton "for now".


"It was a long summer, now I'm focused on my team", the France international explained to the BBC.

"For now, it [my future] is Southampton. I keep playing and doing my best", he added.

"I always say that I am happy at Southampton.

"I'm not going to hide the fact that it has been a long summer with a lot of speculation and a lot of thinking on my side to know if I have to make a big step.

"The club showed that they wanted to keep me. I always had respect for the fans and club. I always give my best and I was just thinking about my future."

It remains to be seen whether any side will make a bid for the France international before the transfer window slams shut tomorrow night.

Don't bet on football until you've visited Inside Bet! Interesting markets, top tips, betting facts – get all the info before you bet.