Tottenham Hotspur target Morgan Schneiderlin appears destined for the exit at St Mary's following a choice tweet, which blasted current employers Southampton.

The French international is understood to be close to a move to White Hart Lane as part of a double deal with England international, Jay Rodriguez.

And the former Strasbourg midfielder earlier posted a strongly-worded tweet aimed at Southampton.

With the 24-year-old very clearly discontented at St Mary's, a move away from the club now appears to be a formality, with Spurs in pole position to complete a deal for the two-cap French international.

The deep-lying playmaker has become an integral part of the Saints side, excellent since promotion to the Premier League two years ago under Nigel Adkins.

Zellwiller-born Schneiderlin made 36 appearances in all competitions last season, scoring twice for Mauricio Pochettino's side.