Manchester United’s remarkable transfer splurge seems set to continue, with Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin nearing a £25 million switch to Old Trafford after undergoing a medical.
The Saints have reportedly confirmed that terms have been agreed.
Schneiderlin, 25, could now join United on their pre-season tour of the United States, with the squad jetting off later on Monday.
United have already announced deals for PSV forward Memphis Depay and Torino defender Matteo Darmian, while Bastian Schweinsteiger closed on a switch from Bayern Munich at the weekend.
Schneiderlin was playing in the third tier with Southampton only five years ago but has impressed in the Premier League and was in France's World Cup squad last year.
Louis Van Gaal's team, who finished fourth in the Premier League last term, are also looking at a part swap deal involving Brazilian right back Rafael and Benfica's long-coveted Argentina winger Nicolas Gaitan.
"Benfica and Manchester United are in negotiations over Gaitan and one offer includes Rafael to join Benfica," Cassiano Pereira, Rafael's agent, told Portuguese newspaper Record.
- Source: Eurosport