Sir Alex Ferguson wants to bring Inter Milan star to Old Trafford.
Manchester United launch £25m Sneijder raid in bid to replace veteran Scholes
Sir Alex Ferguson will try to exploit growing turmoil at Inter Milan by making a concerted attempt to sign Wesley Sneijder at the end of the season.
Though a huge admirer of Tottenham’s Luka Modric, the Manchester United manager has set his sights on Sneijder as his principal summer target and is prepared to meet a £25million asking price to prise him away from the San Siro.
Recruiting a midfielder with drive and energy is Ferguson’s priority, and the feedback on Sneijder’s likely availability has encouraged the Old Trafford boss to seek clearance to proceed with a bid.
Sportsmail understands an offer will be lodged with Inter, and their president Massimo Moratti is willing to sanction the Holland World Cup midfielder’s departure, despite him signing a long-term deal this season.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Sir Alex Ferguson is keen to bring in a goalscoring midfielder who can ably replace Paul Scholes and there will be few better players for the job than Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder. The Man United boss is confident he can lure the Dutch international from the San Siro and this source seems to believe that Nerazzurri president Massimo Moratti may well allow the sale, which would be fairly surprising given just how important he is to the Serie A side.
Last term the 26 year old led Inter to a treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League successes and then followed a great club season by helping his country to the World Cup Final, but perhaps the former Real Madrid and Ajax man is ready for a new challenge?
The season started badly under former boss Rafa Benitez but Leonardo has steadied the Inter Milan ship but they are still eight points adrift of leaders AC Milan and were of course slaughtered by Schalke in the Champions League so maybe Sneijder feels the time is right to leave?
Ferguson has a plethora of central midfield options but the likes of Darren Fletcher, Anderson, Michael Carrick and Darron Gibson don’t offer much of a goal threat and perhaps the Scot sees Sneijder as being Man United’s Frank Lampard?