The Frenchman has enjoyed two very solid seasons since the Saints returned to the Premier League, and his form saw him rewarded with a World Cup call-up from Didier Deschamps. With Southampton having already lost a number of key players this summer, Schneiderlin looks one of the most likely candidates to follow suit.
His Premier League pedigree would negate the fears of ‘adaptation’ which some foreign players experience once they arrive in England. Arsenal play a similar possession-based style to Southampton, and Schneiderlin has proven himself adept at controlling the tempo of the game, whilst also acting as an effective destroyer in front of the back four. He would fit right in, and may demand the type of fee that Khedira would.