I will allow Schneiderlin & Memphis to leave – Jose

Date published: Saturday 7th January 2017 9:00

Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay are allowed to leave Old Trafford for the right price, according to Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.

Reports on Friday suggested that Schneiderlin was set for a medical at Everton after agreeing personal terms but it was understood that a fee was yet to be agreed.

While Memphis Depay is also reportedly interesting the Toffees boss Ronald Koeman with the Red Devils’ £20million price tag putting off the Merseysiders.

Neither player will be allowed to leave on loan as Mourinho has previously discussed but he admitted on Friday that they will be let go for the right fee.

“I will allow them to leave the club if the right offer comes,” Mourinho told a press conference on Friday.

“I don’t think about them as options in this moment. In normal conditions they would be selected for the match tomorrow, and they aren’t, because we are waiting.

“A couple of weeks ago it looked like 100 per cent, and in this moment, looks like zero per cent because we don’t have any offer that is close to the quality that they have.”

Meanwhile, Mourinho is looking forward to their FA Cup clash against Reading this weekend but is keen to avoid a replay.

“The week is good if we win, in the FA Cup, I think we don’t need to have a replay, that wouldn’t be good for us,” Mourinho added.

“The six straight Premier League victories are important because we lost so many points, we got 18 in short period of time and that’s important.

“It’s a busy time for us but we are in a good situation.”


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