Manchester United’s Morgan Schneiderlin will under medical at Everton, with a deal set to take him to the Toffees’.
The 27-year-old, who will cost Everton around £20 million, joined the Red Devils from Southampton for £25m in the summer of 2015 but, after a moderate first season in Manchester, he has failed to break into Jose Mourinho’s plans in 2016-17 and has been given permission to meet with the Toffees.
Schneiderlin was one of United’s bigger signings ahead of the 2015-16 campaign under Louis van Gaal but the failure to finish in the top four saw the Dutchman sacked and the midfielder has played only 11 minutes of Premier League football under Mourinho this term.
The Portuguese boss admitted in December that Schneiderlin had asked to leave the club, adding that he was not in the business of standing in the way of a player fulfilling his potential elsewhere.
“[He is a] great professional, a fantastic boy, very honest, very open and he opened his heart a couple of times and my answer is simple… If he is playing regularly with me, I have the right to say ‘no way’.
“If he’s not playing regularly, I have no right to tell a player that, if he wants to be happy, you’re going nowhere,” said Mourinho.