Spurs want to bring playmaker to White Hart Lane for cut-price in January.
Wesley Sneijder has sparked the biggest transfer scramble of the January window after Inter Milan began negotiations to offload their Dutch playmaker.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is interested, as Spurs look to strengthen for a push towards Champions League qualification, but they will have to move quickly to fend off strong interest from all over Europe.
Just 18 months after Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson tried to sign Sneijder for £25million-plus, Italian giants Inter are likely to accept around £10m.
But a move to Old Trafford looks unlikely, as the 28-year-old does not get on with Holland team-mate and United striker Robin van Persie.
Russian club Anzhi have made an approach for a player Inter are ready to sell following a fall-out which has left him a peripheral figure at San Siro this season.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
According to reports in Italy, Tottenham have already agreed terms with Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder over a January move to White Hart Lane.
While it would be astonishing to see a player who is regarded as one of the finest playmakers in Europe join Spurs for a mere £10m, the deal does make sense.
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has made no secret of his desire to add a new creative central midfield player to his squad and the Portuguese has previously target Porto’s Joao Moutinho and Christian Eriksen of Ajax.
Sniejder is a similar kind of player to the duo, able to dictate the tempo of matches as either a deep-lying playmaker or further forward.
And the 28-year-old is also exactly the kind of player Spurs chairman Daniel Levy loves to target – a proven talent available at a knock-down price.
Levy managed to lure Sneijder’s compatriot Rafa van der Vaart to White Hart Lane under similar circumstances in 2010 but that deal was completed on transfer deadline day – so expect the Sneijder saga to rumble on throughout January if Spurs really are interested.
However, its worth noting that Man United have held a long-standing interest in the former Real Madrid star and, although Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted he will make no signings next month, don’t rule out the Red Devils trumping Tottenham at the eleventh hour.
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