Manchester United & Chelsea chase Inter’s Wesley Sneijder

Wesley Sneijder has undoubtedly been one of the best players in the world over the past two years, leading Inter to a historic treble in 2010 and his native Dutch to the World Cup Final in South Africa.

Therefore it’s fair to say that a transfer of one of the best players in the world would be the biggest transfer in the summer.
Inter’s president has admitted that Sir Alex Ferguson has contacted him as to the Dutchman’s availability, with Chelsea also said to have expressed interest in the midfielder.
Sneijder would obviously be a great addition for either club; £40m has been mentioned as a potential price tag on Inter’s main man, like all Interista worldwide i want to see him stay with the Nerazzurri but reports are suggesting he’s had enough of Italian football and has got his eye on a move to the English Premiership.

So according to Mirror Football website Sneijder’s ready to move to England but as it’s an English website i can’t guarantee how true it is, let’s hope it isn’t true as losing Sneijder would be a massive blow for Inter as he is one of the most important players in our squad and in my mind he could only be replaced by Messi, Ronaldo or Kaka as he is up there with these great midfielders of our time.
Report by Mirror Football
Wesley Sneijder has offered the first indication he is ready to listen to Manchester United’s overtures.
And that could pave the way for a record-breaking bid by the Premier League club, as manager Sir Alex Ferguson looks for the final piece in his latest Old Trafford jigsaw.
The world renowned Dutch international midfielder snubbed a move by United last season, insisting he preferred instead to stay with reigning European champions Inter Milan.
That was a real blow to Ferguson, who had targeted the 26-year-old World Cup star as the last – and most valuable – big-money player he will bring to Old Trafford.

The United boss was so determined to land Sneijder that when he failed he had no viable alternative, so decided not to make any significant summer signing.
The Mirror understands the classy Dutch midfielder has now decided the time is right to move on from the rigid constraints of Italian football and try the Premier League, which he has always admitted was a lure for him.
Sneijder signed a new deal with Inter only last summer when he turned down United’s offer, but sources close to the player have made clear his desire to reconsider his situation at the end of the season.
United have been made aware of the player’s intentions, and have already been encouraged to make an offer serious enough to persuade cash-strapped Inter to sell.
Inter’s president, Massimo Moratti, said only last week that he is determined not to sell to the English club, but if the Holland international remains determined to go and the fee is high enough, he will have few options but to relent.
Ferguson, for his part, has identified midfield as the key area to strengthening his current squad, which has a remarkably young average age, and real, exciting potential.
He has more than a dozen players under the age of 25 with significant first-team experience but wants more bite in midfield and more creativity going forward.
Sneijder is now widely regarded as the best in the world at the latter, and would be an exciting addition to a forward line that already boasts Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez, Dimitar Berbatov, Nani and Antonio Valencia.
Ferguson also wants a mobile, combative, more defensively-minded midfielder, and has made clear his admiration for Everton’s exciting youngster Jack Rodwell.
But Sneijder is undoubtedly his number one target, and the latest news from Italy will only encourage the United boss to step up his efforts to land the midfielder as a long-term replacement for Paul Scholes.
The Glazer family, United’s American owners, have already sanctioned a significant summer outlay. The Red Devils could be willing to smash their transfer record – the near-£31million fee that brought Berbatov to the club.
The key will be the Dutchman’s desire to taste English football, and he has indicated that he is determined to now do that, after spending two years in the tactically constrained limitations of Serie A.

About Don Nerazzurri

Huge fan of FC Internazionale Milano and founder of the Nerazzurri World blog, Inter is in my soul, cut me & I bleed black and blue! 'il Padrino' of the #InterFamily! C'e Solo l'Inter! Follow me on Twitter - @Don_Nerazzurri

Posted on March 30, 2011, in Misc., Transfers and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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