January is fast approaching, and with it comes the hideous screaming all-consuming void that is the transfer window. And according to the Telegraph's James Ducker (with assistance from John Percy), Manchester United could be set to fling their sometime midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin into the seething vortex. Well, sell him to Everton, anyway. Potato, potato.
According to their story, Schneiderlin has "come to accept" that he should probably go somewhere and play some football, and Everton appeals due to the presence of his former Southampton manager Ronald Koeman. United, for their part, are hoping to recoup most of the £24m they paid 18 months ago, albeit that may arrive in instalments rather than a single giant wheelbarrow filled with £2 coins.
Bit of an odd one, all told. Schneiderlin looked ideal for United under Louis van Gaal, but he failed to convince the Dutchman and Jose Mourinho, this season, has looked equally underwhelmed. But with Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick and even Bastian Schweinsteiger ahead of him in the pecking order, it's probably best for all parties.