According to the latest reports, West Bromwich Albion want assurances from Manchester United over the potential transfer move of Red Devils out-of-favour midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin by the end of this week or they will end their interest in the Frenchman.
Tony Pulis’ side have been up against Everton for Schneiderlin this January, but have been seemingly unable to reach an agreement with Man United so far.
The 27-year-old France international clearly has no future at Theatre of Dreams after barely featuring since Jose Mourinho’s appointment as Man United boss, but the club are still willing to ensure they don’t lose him on the cheap this winter.
West Bromwich have failed with an initial £18m bid for the ex-Southampton star and may still be short of meeting the Red Devils asking price, which is believed to be at around £22m.
The reports from Birmingham Mail claim that The Baggies are determined to avoid the saga dragging on until late in the transfer window, and could pull the plug on the deal if this uncertainty continues.
Meanwhile, Schneiderlin himself is apparently favouring a move to Everton over West Brom, as the Frenchman eyes the reunion with his old Southampton boss Ronald Koeman.