Saints star is wanted by Arsenal
Tottenham are to use winger Andros Townsend as bait in order to sign Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin.
However, Arsenal are the favourites to sign the France international and it is reported that Arsene Wenger thinks he is one of the players of his kind in the world.
Spurs to offer fringe-players
Spurs made a bid for the 25-year-old in the last summer transfer window but Saints were quick to stop the deal from going ahead.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is ready to make a move again with many reports claiming that Spurs are willing to sell Townsend or Benjamin Stambouli to make budget for a deal.
Premier League leaders Chelsea are the latest club to join the race for the Frenchman’s signature.
Various reports claim that Spurs will offer one or two fringe players so Saints may be willing to lower Schneiderlin’s price-tag.
It is rumoured that Saints want at least £20million with two fringe players for the midfielder.
By Drew Darbyshire (@DarbySports)