Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has revealed that Manchester United have not yet made a formal enquiry with regards to the transfer of Morgan Schneiderlin to Old Trafford.
According to the Mirror, the French midfielder's move to the 20-time English champions should be sealed this week after the club executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward met the players' representatives in Paris on 26 June.
Louis van Gaal has made signing a deep-lying midfielder a priority this summer, and after being linked to Ilkay Gundogan, it seems that Schneiderlin will become United's second signing following the arrival of Memphis Depay earlier in the summer.
But according to the Saints boss, a serious approach is yet to be made by the Red Devils, and according to Koeman's comments, the St Mary's club could be ready to sanction the move after denying Schneiderlin a move last summer.
"We have the situation with Morgan Schneiderlin; we will have to wait what will happen. Until now, we have not a serious bid for him from Man United," Koeman said, as quoted by the Mirror.
"We will wait, but OK – that's business that normally starts from now. It's no problem – it's the first day."
"We have the experience from last season – it will be not the same this season, but we are prepared for everything. I am looking forward for another good season," the Dutch manager reiterated.
Arsenal were also heavily linked with a move for Schneiderlin, with Arsene Wenger a big admirer of the French international. But, according to the Telegraph, United outbid their rivals when it came to the fee and wages offered to win the race for his signature.
Southampton have been busy in the transfer market as well, and have already completed three signings with Cedric Soarez, Martin Steklenburg and Spanish forward Juanmi arriving in early June.
Koeman admitted that the club are still in the market for more players, but he also stressed that there are a few players in the squad whose future remains uncertain.
Toby Alderweireld is one of those players. The Belgian has just completed a successful campaign at St Mary's on loan from Atletico Madrid last season, but is now a target for Chelsea and Tottenham.
However, the Spanish capital club are yet to make a decision regarding the defender's future at the Vicente Calderon, and Koeman is hoping that he can sign the defender on a permanent basis and keep him in the south coast of England.
"We are still looking but of course we have some doubts about players," Koeman added.
"For example Toby Alderweireld. The player likes to stay, we like to keep the player but it's a little difficult at the moment with Atletico Madrid. I have a good hope he will stay for Southampton," the Saints manager explained.