Tottenham Hotspur to beat Arsenal to Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin?

Morgan Schneiderlin of Southampton during the pre season friendly match between Southampton and Real Sociedad at St Mary's Stadium on August 10, 2013
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Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly favourites to land Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, despite rumours that Arsenal were lining up a £20m bid.

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ahead of Arsenal in the race to sign Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin.

The Gunners are said to be considering an approach for the Frenchman, while Borussia Dortmund and Napoli have also been linked with his services.

Despite rumours that Arsenal were planning a £20m bid, reports in France have claimed that Spurs have already held talks with Schneiderlin about a contract, according to The Express.

Southampton are believed to be keen on keeping hold of the midfielder having already sold Rickie Lambert, Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana.

Morgan Schneiderlin of France heads the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Ecuador and France at Maracana on June 25, 2014
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