Southampton await next move in Schneiderlin saga
Morgan Schneiderlin has returned to training with Southampton, dispelling rumours that he might go on strike for force through a move to Manchester United.
Schneiderlin skipped training on Monday after he called to say he was suffering from an illness, with sceptics suggesting this was his ploy to try and avoid going on the club's pre-season trip to Austria.
United had a £20m offer for Schneiderlin rejected by Southampton last month, with the south coast club expecting a second bid to come along swiftly.
That has not been forthcoming and now Koeman finds himself in a position he did not want to be in as he prepares for the new season, with suggestions that United are weighing up other potential midfield options before deciding whether to lodge another bid for Schneiderlin.
Koeman has confirmed that Schneiderlin can join United if a deal can be struck between the two clubs.
"Everyone knows the situation of Morgan," Koeman said yesterday. "If you can get a good move to a big one (club), I can understand it.
"I don't talk about money, numbers. That is not my business. That is for the club."