Old Trafford move could be back on the table.
Manchester United could resurrect their interest in Wesley Sneijder as Inter Milan plan to sell their midfielder to raise funds for rebuilding.
Sneijder came close to moving to Old Trafford in the summer, but Fergie was warned off by the size of the figures involved in the deal.
However, United boss Sir Alex Ferguson could be forced to dip into the transfer market this January after the club suffered injuries to a number of key players.
Darren Fletcher is taking an extended break from the game with ulcerative colitis, Nemanja Vidic has been ruled out for the season, Anderson is battling a long-term knee problem and Javier Hernandez and Tom Cleverly are also sidelined.
The Holland international, 27, will have to accept less than his £200,000-a-week wages if he is to complete a move to the champions.
Ferguson has admitted that he would be keen to sign Sneijder, should he become available in the coming weeks.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Given that Sir Alex Ferguson has made a point of saying that he would be in the market to spend in January but only if a top notch player became available and that Inter Milan are now reportedly ready to cash in on Dutch international Wesley Sneijder, putting two and two together it seems that the long running talk of a deal to bring the 27 year old Old Trafford may well be back on.
The Serie A giants have recovered from a very poor start to the campaign and are now ready to sell Sneijder for around £30m and that may well be a fee that Ferguson is willing to pay given the injury pickle he finds himself in. The only major sticking point to such a deal are the player’s wage demands.
This is where Man City are said to be getting involved. Roberto Mancini’s big spending side would have no qualms about matching Sneijder’s £200k a week demands but then where exactly would the former Ajax and Real Madrid man fit into the Etihad Stadium line-up?
Ferguson is looking to his board to back him in the transfer market and needs the funds for a significant bid, and it may well take more than the record fee the club spend on Dimitar Berbatov back in 2008.