Old Trafford boss ready to continue summer spending.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has not ruled out a sensational double swoop for Wesley Sneijder AND Samir Nasri.
The Reds boss has tracked both men all summer.
And after already lodging a bid of a around £18m for Manchester City target Nasri, he is ready to test Inter Milan’s resolve with a £35m move for Sneijder.
Inter’s board are set to meet on Tuesday when they are expected to give the green light to the sale of the former Real Madrid playmaker.
Sneijder has been at the top of Ferguson’s wanted list since his stunning displays for Holland in last summer’s World Cup.
The 27-year-old is understood to prefer a move to Old Trafford, despite Chelsea also ready to pounce when his availability is confirmed.
Even if Ferguson succeeds in landing the man he has tracked for the past 12 months, he is not ready to turn his back on Nasri, who is also on Roberto Mancini’s wishlist.
United would be willing to up their initial offer for the French star – and could also wait until next summer when the 24-year-old becomes a free agent.
SOURCE: Manchester Evening News
Sir Alex Ferguson is clearly not a man to rest on his laurels and despite winning the Premier League last term the Old Trafford boss is still looking to improve his Man United squad. The club has already spent over £50m on Ashley Young, Phil Jones and David de Gea and moves to snap up Wesley Sneijder and Samir Nasri would take the club’s spending up to around £100m which would somewhat silence speculation that the club’s owners are not able to financially bankroll the Scot’s transfer pursuits.
Apparently Inter Milan’s willingness to allow their Dutch master to leave the San Siro goes hand in hand with the club’s new boss’s intentions to bid for Man City’s want-away striker Carlos Tevez. Gian Piero Gasperini replaced PSG bound Leonardo at the Nerazzurri helm and is ready to make wholesale changes after the club followed up 2009/10’s treble with a fairly poor season last term that saw the club lose their Serie A and Champions League crowns.
It seems that Ferguson is looking to add more creativity to his midfield and is willing to bid big in order to get the player’s he feels he needs in order to challenge Barcelona for European superiority whilst maintaining their grip on the Premier League title.
Ferguson has already started to make more room for new arrivals having sold Wes Brown and John O’Shea to Sunderland there is a great deal of speculation that Darron Gibson will also move to the Stadium of Light although currently personal terms have not been agreed between the Irish international and the Black Cats. Steve Bruce also wants to take Danny Welbeck on another season long loan.
Man United appear keen to freshen up a squad that also lost the services of Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes over the past six months and also need to beef up a midfield that lost Owen Hargreaves after the England man was not offered a new deal.