Ander Herrera Manchester United Morgan Schneiderlin Southampton
Morgan Schneiderlin (R) will don Manchester United colours the next time we watch him at the Premier LeagueReuters

If everything falls in place, Manchester United are set to announce the signing of midfield duo Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin by the end of the day.

The Red Devils officially announced yesterday that they have reached an agreement with Germany skipper Schweinsteiger, subject to a medical and personal terms. Now, the British media have reported like wildfire that even France midfielder Schneiderlin is having a medical ahead of a proposed move to Old Trafford, for a fee in the region of £25m.

Southampton have also reportedly confirmed that the agreement has been in place for their midfielder to move to United.

Only last week, Saints manager Ronald Koeman had himself confirmed that they rejected a bid – belived to be £20 million -- from United for Schneiderlin, but he also wished the future of the player be crystal clear for the best interests of the club and the midfielder as well.

"Two weeks ago we had a bid from United but it was not the bid we expected," Koeman had told BBC Radio Solent.

"If there is any business then I hope it will be soon because it is best for the player, best for us and we have to think about ourselves if we sell the player."

United manager Louis van Gaal has been desperate to complete the signing of the Southampton's star midfielder, after he received plaudits for his performance last season. The Frenchman clocked up 30 total appearances for the Saints in all competitions last season, and also scored five times.

It has also been reported that a fresh dialogue between the two clubs took place in recent days, with an agreement swiftly being reached over a deal that will see Schneiderlin bring down the curtain on his seven-year stay at Southampton.

Schneiderlin joined the Saints from Strasbourg in 2008 for £1.2m and has played for them in League One, the Championship and the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Arsenal had also expressed an interest in the Frenchman's services this summer and it was mooted that United's announcement of the transfer agreement for Schweinsteiger would make them move away from the pursuit of Schneiderlin.

But that is not to be.

Schneiderlin is now set to join Van Gaal, Schweinsteiger and their new team-mates on their flight to Seattle for the start of their US pre-season tour on Monday afternoon.

United have already signed Dutch forward Memphis Depay and Italian defender Matteo Darmian this summer.

The lookout for so many midfielders by Van Gaal to bolster the squad is believed to be partly due to the Red Devils' inabilities to make a mark in the midfield following the departure of veteran schemer Paul Scholes in 2011.

The quality, depth and experience that Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin can provide in the midfield now will help skipper Wayne Rooney to play more in his preferred forward role.

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