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Old Trafford boss told he has transfer funds if needed.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is plotting a £25million raid for Inter Milan’s Dutch ace Wesley Sneijder.
Ferguson has told his money men that the midfield maestro is the player he wants for next season to bring more goals and imagination to his engine room.
Sneijder has been one of the stars of the finals, with his goals and clever passing him taking his country to the semi-final clash with Uruguay today.
Fergie has been on his trail for weeks and began behind-the-scenes moves for the player who helped Inter win the Italian title and cup plus the Champions League after being discarded by Real Madrid.
The United chief sees Sneijder as the injection of class that his side needs after missing out on the big prizes at home and abroad last season.
And, with Jose Mourinho leaving and Benitez after his own men, Ferguson hopes that he may have a chance of landing the star – although it will cost him a small fortune.
United will pay big for Sneijder as he is just 26 and has a re-sale value, one of the demands that the Glazer family put on large cash signings.
The Americans have made funds available and chairman David Gill is ‘on the case’ to land the Dutchman. (Daily Mirror)
If indeed Sir Alex Ferguson is given sufficient funds for this move one can imagine that Wesley Sneijder may well be interested in making the move to Old Trafford this summer. The Dutch international secured the treble last term in his first season at the San Siro and having already had bad experiences at Real Madrid is unlikely to follow Jose Mourinho to the Bernabeu, unlike a number of his Inter Milan colleagues.
A player as talented as the 26 year old former Ajax man would be quite a capture for Man United and would add that extra burst of creativity in the club’s midfield and would help provide ammunition for the front line whilst also giving the side a fresh source of goals from the midfield.
The Serie A club may however not be too keen on allowing a player of such quality leave but if indeed his head is turned by the chance of such a move then Rafa Benitez may opt to cash in on the pint sized flair player rather than keep an unhappy player at the club.
Rafa Benitez faces a tough task trying to keep his side together after the club lost such a big influence on the
club as Jose undoubtedly was. The former Liverpool boss has been linked with a number of new targets so may well be happy to reshape the side to better reflect his own team selection.