Wesley Sneijder yet again linked with a move to Old Trafford.
United, meanwhile, retain a mild interest in Wesley Sneijder, although there has been no movement in the situation. The Inter Milan playmaker’s representatives have contacted a number of clubs – including United – attempting to push a move, explaining the amount of transfer speculation.
ESPN understands that Ferguson would do a deal, but only so long as the price was under £10m and the player’s wage demands lessened. As it is, United are prepared to wait and see how the situation develops.
Manchester United have been linked with a move for Wesley Sneijder seemingly since the dawn of time, or at the very least since just after the 2010 World Cup.
The Netherlands international scored five goals in the tournament to help the Dutch reach the final, where they lost narrowly to Spain, and has been subject to a huge amount of transfer speculation ever since.
Sir Alex Ferguson is a known admirer of Sneijder, but quite where he fits into the Man Utd team remains unclear.
The Dutch pass master has long made it clear that he wants to be deployed in the number ten position just behind one or two central strikers, and there is plenty of competition for that spot in the Red Devils’ starting line-up.
Wayne Rooney, Shinji Kagawa, Tom Cleverley and Ashley Young are all quite capable of playing that role, while Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, Anderson and Paul Scholes are options in central midfield.
Still, Sneijder certainly has plenty to offer, and as someone regarded as one of the best players in the world over the past decade or so, it is easy to see why Manchester United would be interested in signing him if Internazionale were willing to offload him on the cheap.
The Serie A giants are keen to lose Sneijder from their wage bill, as his £200,000 per week is naturally rather crippling.
It is surely unlikely that Manchester United will be willing to match that, as despite their bigger budget, the Glazers will surely not sanction over £10 million per year in wages.
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