Transfer Balls: Morgan Schneiderlin joins Manchester United ‘tomorrow’ and Arsenal yesterday
Transfer Balls: The Press are convinced that Morgan Schneiderlin is on his way to Manchester United from Southampton. But when?
June 28, Daily Star: Man Utd plan to CONFIRM signing of £24m Arsenal target Morgan Schneiderlin TOMORROW”
June 28, Daily Mirror: “Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin to join Red Devils on Wednesday”
June 29, Daily Telegraph: “Southampton and France midfielder expected to complete move to Old Trafford for fee of £24m in coming days”
At least all papers can agree that Schneiderlin is certain to be at Old Trafford next season. Or not. Let’s just focus on the one-great-and-now-dire Daily Telegraph’s reporting:
June 28, Daily Telegraph: “Man Utd told to speed up signing of Morgan Schneiderlin – but Van Gaal holding out for Bastian Schweinsteiger”
June 29, Daily Telegraph: “Arsenal… yet to make move for Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin”
It could be that Arsenal will still enter the bidding, with Wenger overseeing a budget this summer of around £50 million…
It could be. But on the same day the Telegraph said it could be, the paper of record also wrote that it won’t be:
It is understood… that the France international will travel to Manchester within the next 48 hours to undergo a medical before finalising a move to Old Trafford.
In earlier Telegraph news you can rely on:
May 8: “Arsene Wenger to make £25m bid for Saints’ Morgan Schneiderlin”
21 Dec 2014: “Arsenal are set to make a ‘monster’ bid to sign Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 25, in January.”
Number of bids made by Arsenal for Schneiderlin: nil.
Such are the facts.