Old Trafford boss appears to have captured another summer signing.
Sneijder agrees United deal after Glazers sanction £35m bid for Inter midfielder
Manchester United hope to complete the £35million transfer of Wesley Sneijder after agreeing terms of around £190,000 a week with the Inter Milan midfielder.
Sneijder was forced to compromise on his initial wage demands of £250,000-a-week, but an agreement has been struck and a deal is close to completion.
The Glazer family, who own United, have sanctioned the fee for the 27-year-old Holland star as a replacement for Paul Scholes, who retired at the end of last season.
Chief executive David Gill met his Inter counterparts in Zurich yesterday at a meeting of the European Club Association.
It is understood Gill made clear United’s willingness to pay £35m, with an official bid expected to be lodged before the weekend. Although Inter are reluctant to sell, they accept they cannot turn down such a lucrative bid.
Gill hopes to have the deal wrapped up before he flies to the US tomorrow
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Many sources believe this deal is almost done and dusted. The San Siro side are unlikely to turn down an offer of £35m for the 27 year old and now that Wesley Sneijder has reportedly agreed personal terms a deal could well be complete today.
Sir Alex Ferguson is determined to land the former Real Madrid man to help give his midfield a more creative edge and the Scot is nearing a deal that will see the Inter Milan sign and could then join the club on their pre-season tour.
A move for Sneijder became even more pressing when it was announced that Arsene Wenger would not be selling Samir Nasri this summer, preferring instead to let the French international run out his contract. The 24 year old Arsenal star had been a target of the Man United boss.
Old Trafford has already seen the arrival of David de Gea, Phil Jones and Ashley Young and the signing of Wesley Sneijder would bring the club’s summer spending to almost £90m. To help offset that cost and to make room in the club’s squad, it appears a number of players will be offloaded.
Wes Brown and John O’Shea have already moved to Sunderland and Darron Gibson and Danny Welbeck may also be on their way to the Stadium of Light, albeit the England Under 21 striker’s move would be on a loan deal. Tomasz Kuszczak is reportedly wanted by West Brom, Gabriel Obertan may be on his way back to France and Jonny Evans is apparently interesting Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp.