Chelsea are interested in signing Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin but fear losing out to Manchester United again in their pursuit of his club-mate, Nathaniel Clyne.
Midfielder Schneiderlin, who is also wanted by Arsenal, has emerged as a £20million-plus target for Jose Mourinho because he is unlikely to stump up the £60m wanted by Juventus for Paul Pogba, who he has been monitoring for some time.
Mourinho was impressed with Schneiderlin’s displays in draws against his side in both Premier League matches this season and the player intends to leave the Saints at the end of the season for a Champions League club.
France international Schneiderlin, who is also a target for Tottenham and United, tried to quit St Mary’s Stadium last year but Southampton blocked his departure.Watch The Premier League Live!! with EXPRESSVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN