Morgan Schneiderlin is close to ending his nightmare 18-month spell with Manchester United by signing for Everton on a permanent basis, according to reports.
The France international made 29 Premier League appearances under Louis van Gaal last season but has fallen out of favour under Jose Mourinho and only featured in two league matches this term.
The Daily Telegraph claims that United are hopeful of recouping the £24million they spent on Schneiderlin in July 2015 and are currently in talks with the Toffees.
Ronald Koeman is understood to be looking for a long-term replacement for key midfielder Gareth Barry and thinks the former Southampton player would fit the bill.
Wage demands also shouldn’t be an issue with the Toffees thought to be willing to match the 27-year-old’s current £120,000-a-week packet.
The report continues by suggesting that although it is unlikely that the Red Devils will get £24million up front, the fee with the Toffees is likely to be around that figure including add-ons.
West Bromwich Albion were also rumoured to be interested in Schneiderlin but the Frenchman is more likely to be tempted by a reunion with his former boss Koeman.
Schneiderlin has drastically fallen down the pecking order at United this campaign with Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba and even Bastian Schweinsteiger ahead of him.