Two days before the end of transfer window, we reported that Everton’s Morgan Schneiderlin wasn’t going anywhere despite an interest from West Ham.

The former Manchester United midfielder fitted the profile that David Moyes was looking for to strengthen his squad for the second half of the season, but the Toffees weren’t interested in selling.

And what applies to West Ham also applies to Inter, as Gazzetta dello Sport report on Thursday that, during the dying hours of the window, the Serie A side attempted a player swap deal for the France international.

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In exchange for Morgan Schneiderlin, Luciano Spalletti’s side were offering Marcelo Brozovic, their Croatian midfielder who has been linked with a move to the Premier League more times than we can count.

As you may have guessed, the move was rejected, and Sam Allardyce decided to keep his defensive midfielder, at least until the end of the season.

What happens after that is a mystery.