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Inter Milan to Tempt Man United With £23.8m Nani Swap Offer

Old Trafford side may be open to San Siro player exchange.

CalcioMercato believe that Inter Milan are ready to step up their chase for Man United winger Nani following reports that the Portuguese international has been in training ground confrontation with team-mate Davide Petrucci.

This source reports that the San Siro side will look to use Old Trafford target Wesley Sneijder as bait in their pursuit of the 25 year old Man United star. Sir Alex Ferguson has long been linked with interest in the Dutch playmaker and may well be interested in a deal that could see the Premier League side land the former Real Madrid and Ajax man.

The Inter Milan playmaker may feel the time is right to consider a move away from the San Siro and by January he will be able to judge on how much of an improvement life under young boss Andrea Stramaccioni has proved.

Sir Alex Ferguson is willing to use Nani as bait to secure Sneijder after spending months trying to get the former Sporting Lisbon man to put pen to paper on a new deal. The arrival of Shinji Kagawa may well lessen the wide-man’s role in the first team picture. Indeed Nani has started just half of the club’s Premier League fixtures thus far this season.

Nani may well be tempted by a move to Inter Milan where he may find a regular spot in Stramaccioni’s first team set-up.

Wesley Sneijder was signed by Jose Mourinho in the summer of 2009 and in his first season at the club he helped the Italian giants to a treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League successes but life at Inter Milan has somewhat nosedived since the ‘Special One’ left for Real Madrid.

In 2010/11 arch rivals AC Milan wrestled the title from Inter, and last term they finished some 26 points off the pace as unbeaten Juventus clinched the scudetto.

This source puts Nani’s valuation at £23.8m and suggests that the Italian giants, who have greatly reduced spending of late, would prefer to finance the deal with a player exchange rather than fork out a large sum.

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