Old Trafford side ready to make last ditch offer for San Siro star.
Sir Alex Ferguson will look to make one final offer for Inter Milan star Wesley Sneijder according to a number of sources and Man United are ready to make an offer of £36m to convince the San Siro side to sell their Dutch international before the transfer deadline.
The possibility of bringing in the 27 year old attacking midfielder were heightened after Man United’s first team coach Rene Meulensteen spoke on the matter today, stating that “Sir Alex Ferguson has tremendous confidence in our current squad, but a player the calibre of Wesley Sneijder could well suit us. Where there is a will, there’s always a way. As club and player really want it, there is always something possible.”
Whilst Ferguson has watched as his young side romped past West Brom, Tottenham and Arsenal the Scot still remains a big admirer of the former Ajax and Real Madrid man and knows that the addition of such an experienced talent could add even more quality to his squad.
Though youngster Tom Cleverley has ably slotted into the Man United midfield, Ferguson may be keen to use the England Under 21 international sparingly to avoid the player burning out. Sneijder would provide the club with a goal-scoring central midfielder, something they do not possess and though the Premier League champions have spent over £50m in this transfer window, chief executive David Gill has stated that funds are still available for another ‘marquee’ signing to go alongside the summer signings of David de Gea, Phil Jones and Ashley Young.
The Serie A side are said to be willing to do business and were reportedly ready to offer the player in exchange for Man City’s Carlos Tevez. The Nerazzurri are said to have financial problems which prevent them from making significant moves in the transfer market this summer, even though they lost their domestic title crown to arch rivals AC Milan.
New boss Gian Piero Gasperini has sold top scorer Samuel Eto’o and have brought in aging striker Diego Forlan as a replacement, such is the state of the club’s finances. Therefore the Italian giants may well elect to accept Man United’s offer, not least because Sneijder’s large salary demands, said to be in excess of £200k a week, are also proving a strain on the club.