Old Trafford side look to land long term target.
Sir Alex Ferguson will re-ignite his interest in Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder this January and will look to tempt the Serie A side to part with the Dutch international by offering winger Nani in exchange.
Ferguson has been looking to add more creativity and a goal threat to his midfield for some time and had set his sights on young Brazilian Lucas Moura over the summer, before PSG outbid Man United, but the Scot will look to finally land long term target Sneijder in January.
The Man United boss will look to take advantage of the lean spell Inter Milan have found themselves in, the Nerazzurri finishing last term in sixth spot and in the process missing out on a Champions League berth, by offering Portuguese international Nani in exchange for the 28 year old former Real Madrid man.
The Inter Milan playmaker may feel the time is right to consider a move away from the San Siro and by January he will be able to judge on how much of an improvement life under young boss Andrea Stramaccioni has proved.
Sir Alex Ferguson is willing to use Nani as bait to secure Sneijder after spending months trying to get the former Sporting Lisbon man to put pen to paper on a new deal. The arrival of Shinji Kagawa may well lessen the wide-man’s role in the first team picture. Indeed Nani has started just half of the club’s Premier League fixtures thus far this season.
The 25 year old may well be tempted by a move to Inter Milan where he may find a regular spot in Stramaccioni’s first team set-up.
Wesley Sneijder was signed by Jose Mourinho in the summer of 2009 and in his first season at the club he helped the Italian giants to a treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League successes but life at Inter Milan has somewhat nosedived since the ‘Special One’ left for Real Madrid.
In 2010/11 arch rivals AC Milan wrestled the title from Inter, and last term they finished some 26 points off the pace as unbeaten Juventus clinched the scudetto.
A succession of manager’s have tried and failed to get the club back on track and Sneijder may well therefore entertain the notion of leaving Inter Milan in January.
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