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Schneiderlin back in training

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has trained with his team-mates despite handing in a transfer request on Wednesday, according to Sky sources.

Schneiderlin has been linked with a move to join up with former Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham, with Spurs reported to be ready to pay 20million for the Frenchman.

Pochettino is reportedly keen for Schneiderlin and Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez to join him at White Hart Lane but executive director Les Reed and chairman Ralph Krueger are adamant that there will be no further departures from the club, prompting Schneiderlin to demand a move.

The 24-year-old France international posted a tweet on Tuesday that suggested he was unhappy to be told his future lay at St Mary's, and he has followed that up with an official transfer request despite reports he has no release clause and three years left to run on his contract.

Saints lost manager Mauricio Pochettino to Tottenham at the start of the summer and several big-money sales have followed - Luke Shaw joining Manchester United for 27million, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert joining Liverpool for 25m and 4m respectively, and Calum Chambers joining Arsenal for 16m.