Morgan Schneiderlin is set to complete his transfer to Everton today after being given permission to travel to Merseyside to complete his medical.
Reports suggest that a fee has not been agreed between the two clubs yet, with a difference of £2m currently stalling the deal. West Brom had an offer of £18m rejected while Everton’s £19m was also not accepted. Having paid £24m for the midfielder in the summer of 2015, United are keen to recoup as much of that outlay as possible.
Schneiderlin has Everton as his preferred move so he can be reunited with Ronald Koeman who managed him at Southampton.
Last season, Schneiderlin made close to 40 appearances for United, although Louis van Gaal was heavily criticised for omitting him from the 3-0 away defeat against Arsenal. That game was made for a player like Schneiderlin but instead Van Gaal employed Bastian Schweinsteiger in a high press.
The midfielder has made just eight appearances for Jose Mourinho this season and has played just 11 minutes in the Premier League, all as late substitutions. Mourinho has preferred Marouane Fellaini to Schneiderlin when looking for a deep-lying midfielder. Schneiderlin asked for a transfer last month.
“I don’t want to sell players,” Mourinho said last week. “The club and the board is totally with me, but as I told before, if a player is not having lots of minutes and really wants to leave, we have no right to stop him leaving if the conditions are our conditions.”