Old Trafford boss may well consider Serie A side’s offer.
New Inter Milan boss Claudio Ranieri is ready to offer Man United the services of playmaker Wesley Sneijder as the new San Siro boss attempts to reignite Sir Alex Ferguson’s interest in the Dutchman. In return the Nerazzurri boss will ask for winger Nani in a straight swap deal that may well tempt the Premier League champions.
Moves to bring Sneijder to Old Trafford in the summer were said to have reached a fairly advanced stage with chief executive David Gill in talks with the Italian giants but a deal was not sealed before the transfer window slammed shut and moves to complete the deal either in January or next summer are very plausible and now the Serie A side want to make an offer to keep such a deal alive.
Inter Milan have had a horrid start to their current campaign and this resulted in the sacking of boss Gian Piero Gasperini just weeks into the new season and newly appointed former Chelsea boss Ranieri believes that now may be the time to consider cashing in on Sneijder.
The 27 year old has not been in the best form and Ranieri is keen to offload the former Ajax and Real Madrid man in return for Man United winger Nani. The Portuguese international found himself out of the first team picture towards the end of last season, despite being the Premier League’s leading assist maker but has been an ever present this term notching up three goals and three assists already.
However given the impact Ashley Young has made since his arrival from Aston Villa and the fact that Ferguson has Luis Antonio Valencia to use on the right flank perhaps the offer of Sneijder in return could lead the Scot to consider losing the former Sporting Lisbon man.
It was widely reported that a big factor in the collapse of any summer move to sign Wesley Sneijder were the Dutch international’s wage demands which the Inter Milan man would have to consider reducing to seal such a move and a lot could also depend on the continued good form shown by the likes of Tom Cleverley which could negate the need to bring in another ‘marquee’ signing.
That said Sneijder is considered to be one of the best playmakers in European football and the form he showed during Inter Milan’s treble winning campaign would lead many to assume that Sir Alex Ferguson could still be interested in completing a deal to Utrecht born attacking midfielder.