Old Trafford side to re-ignite interest in San Siro star.
Man United are reportedly readying a January bid for Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder as Sir Alex Ferguson looks to add more creativity to the club’s attack after seeing his Old Trafford struggle to keep in touch with leaders Man City.
Ferguson’s side started the season brightly but in recent weeks have struggled to break down their opponents, edging to narrow wins in the Premier League and failing to progress past the Champions League group stage. The Scot had been heavily linked with interest in Sneijder over the summer and will re-ignite interest in the Dutchman in January.
Having seen the Nerazzurri struggle in Serie A the Man United boss may feel that he can now lure the former Ajax and Real Madrid man to leave the San Siro. Claudio Ranieri took over from Gian Piero Gasperini in September but the new Inter Milan boss has not managed to stem the flow and currently the Italian giants find themselves in the unaccustomed position of relegation battlers, sitting in 16th spot, some 15 points off the title pace.
Though Ferguson had stated it was unlikely he would make moves in January the current unconvincing form shown by his Man United charges has left the veteran boss believing he needs to bring in a new creative playmaker to help link midfield to attack and give his side more of a cutting edge.
That lack of midfield cutting edge has had a knock on effect up front with the Wayne Rooney in particular failing to recapture his early season form.
United are readying a £25m opening offer and Inter Milan may struggle to convince Sneijder to stay if he feels that the Italian giants are rapidly falling from grace.
United have managed just seven goals in their last seven Premier League matches and Ferguson is said to be looking to breath life into his squad and feels that a ‘marquee’ signing such as that of Wesley Sneijder may just do the trick. The need for such a signing has further increased due to injury concerns over the likes of Anderson and Tom Cleverley.