Wesley Sneijder is understood to have lowered his wages demand in a desperate attempt to secure a move to Manchester United.
The 27-year-old Inter Milan star has grown anxious at the lack of progress being made in his proposed transfer to the Premier League champions, as his huge £200,000 a week proved to be a stumbling block.
But according to The Sun, the Holland international is now prepared to slash that demand by £60,000 a week to make him the second highest paid star at United – behind Wayne Rooney on £250,000 a week.
United offered Sneijder a contract last month and Inter were happy to sell at £35million but the Premier League champs could not agree on Sneijder’s pay.
The attacking midfielder was sure they would come back with a new offer but United have not budged, but whether or not Sir Alex Ferguson will rekindle his interest in the playmaker remains unclear.
The Scot was apparently riled on hearing that Sneijder’s representatives were offering their client around to rivals Man City and Chelsea.