Old Trafford boss ready to make last ditch offer for Dutch international.
Sir Alex Ferguson is readying a last ditch deadline day offer for long term target Wesley Sneijder. The Old Trafford boss will make a £25m bid for the Inter Milan playmaker who may well be tempted to leave the San Siro side after seeing his side fall off the pace and slip back into fifth spot in Serie A.
Man United and Inter Milan were reportedly in preliminary talks ahead of a move for Sneijder in the summer and some reports had stated that the player’s £200k a week wage demands were a factor in Ferguson going cool on a bid but now the Scot is said to be ready to re-ignite talks ahead of a last gasp bid.
With both Darren Fletcher and Tom Cleverley still sidelined and a midfield that already lacked something of a creative spark could be need of reinforcements, leading to Ferguson’s late bid for the 27 year old Dutch international.
The Man United manager has stated on a number of occasions that any movement in the January transfer window would be reserved for the possibility of snapping up a ‘high-quality’ player who becomes available and it’s been reported by several Italian sources that Inter president Massimo Moratti is ready to sell Sneijder to help invest funds into new youthful signings that Claudio Ranieri has earmarked.
Ferguson has been promised funds for new additions by chief executive David Gill and expects those funds to duly be released as Man United look to make a full on assault on the Premier League title, a trophy chase made all the more important by the early Champions League omission.
Sneijder has previously refused to rule out the possibility of a move to Man United and Sir Alex Ferguson is looking to make one last push to nab the former Ajax and Real Madrid man.