Fatih Terim’s Super Lig outfit had been pushing to acquire the £13.5million-rated Frenchman recently as they have parted ways with former Manchester City ace Fernando, but Cimbom saw their offer of €1million (£897k) for the season instantly rebuffed by the Blues.
Manchester United flop Schneiderlin was not expected to be retained on Merseyside for much longer, though, as the arrival of Fabian Delph was seen to have occupied his position in Marco Silva’s plans.
The boss is also believed to be chasing 1.FSV Mainz 05 ace Jean-Philippe Gbamin to serve as Idrissa Gana Gueye’s successor once the Senegal international completes his rumoured move to Paris Saint-Germain, placing a greater emphasis on freeing Schneiderlin’s £100,000-a-week contract from our wage bill.
Aslanlar executives reportedly followed up their €1million approach with an improved bid of €1.5million (£1.3m) and a guarantee to pay Schneiderlin €3.5million (£3.1m or £60.3k-a/w) in wages for 2019/20, and hoped Blues chiefs would accept their advance.
Inter Haber, however, claim Everton’s response to Galatasaray saw the Super Lig side offered the chance to take the 6 ft 1 midfield anchor off of our hands for the term without paying a loan fee.
Instead, our only demand is alleged to have been that the Turk Telekom Arena natives pay his entire annual wage while he is in Turkey, which was seemingly accepted by Gala as Inter Haber believe the deal is done.
The completion of a deal could have stalled had Schneiderlin pushed to stay on Merseyside next season, but the fringe midfielder is understood to have seen a move to Turkey with an open mind, as it presents him with Champions League football and the opportunity to restart his stuttering career.
During Silva’s inaugural season at the Blues’ helm, the Portuguese only awarded Schneiderlin 16 outings across all competitions, with the Premier League only seeing the defensive midfielder once between October 21 and February 9.