January 10, 2017 / 8:45 PM / 10 months ago

Soccer-Everton agree fee for United's Schneiderlin-reports

Jan 10 (Reuters) - Manchester United have agreed to sell midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin to Everton for a fee of 22 million pounds ($26.76 million), British media reported on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old France international was signed from Southampton for 25 million pounds in 2015, but has become a peripheral figure under United manager Jose Mourinho, making only eight appearances this season.

Sky Sports reported that the fee could rise to 24 million pounds with add-ons.

The news comes days after Everton manager Ronald Koeman urged the club’s board to back him in the transfer market after Saturday’s FA Cup exit at home to Leicester City.

Everton let slip a one-goal lead at Goodison Park with Nigerian striker Ahmed Musa’s second-half double enough to condemn the Merseyside club to a 2-1 third round defeat and the likelihood of another season without silverware.

Schneiderlin was not part of the United squad to play Hull City in their League Cup semi-final first leg on Tuesday.

$1 = 0.8220 pounds Reporting by Toby Davis; Editing by Ken Ferris

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