According to The Guardian, Manchester United have turned down a £19m offer from Everton for Morgan Schneiderlin.
The Guardian claim that Everton’s bid for the French midfielder has been rebuffed by Man United, even though he’s been a peripheral figure at the club this season.
Everton have been linked with a potential double swoop for Man United’s Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay, but Mourinho has been seemingly reluctant to sell. Both players are still yet to start a single Premier League game for the Red Devils, though.
Man United are understood to want to recoup the £24m they spent to take Schneiderlin to Old Trafford back in July 2015 and appear unwilling to lower their asking price, despite the midfielder’s lack of game time.
League rivals West Brom also recently had their £18m bid turned down by the club, according to the same report.
Everton seem to be keen to sign 27-year-old as they search for a replacement for Idrissa Gueye, who is set to miss at least three weeks of action due to his Africa Cup of Nations commitments.
The French midfielder, who has been capped 15 times by his country, has struggled for game time so far this season this season.
He has fallen down the pecking order behind Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick, Paul Pogba and even Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Since joining the club in July 2015, he has made 32 Premier League appearances and scored one goal.