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Manchester United eye 40m Wesley Sneijder

27 Mar 2011 10:48:30

Manchester United eye 40m Wesley Sneijder

Manchester United are set to make a sensational summer swoop for Inter Milan star Wesley Sneijder. According to the Sunday Mirror, the Holland international is said to be seriously considering a move to the Barclays Premier League, with Sir Alex Ferguson viewing him as a long-term replacement for Paul Scholes. Dutch courage: Sneijder in action during Holland's 4-0 win over Hungary on Friday night The United veteran has been offered a one-year contract extension, but Scholes, who turns 37 later this year could follow team-mate Gary Neville into retirement at the end of the season. Sneijder has struggled with form and illness this campaign, but Inter still value him at ?40million, and the team's president Massimo Moratti admits the Old Trafford club are very keen on the star midfielder. 'The interest from Manchester United on Sneijder is real, but I didn't look into it. My only interest is seeing Sneijder play here for many years to come.' Eye on the ball: The Holland international is said to be considering a move to the Barclays Premier League Sneijder shined under the reign of Inter Milan's former manager Jose Mourinho, leading them to Champions League glory last season. United were linked with a move for Sneijder last summer, but were put off a move when the 26-year-old penned a contract extension until 2015. But the uncertainty over Scholes' United future will see Ferguson renew his interest in Sneijder at the end of the current campaign. On the way out? Scholes could hang up his boots at the end of the season  Manchester United set to make an ?8m summer move for Blackpool star Charlie AdamWhoops! Former Disney princess Brenda Song is left red-faced after flashing a little too much flesh in a transparent dressInter Milan star Sneijder diagnosed with anaemia after dressing room collapseManchester United FC news, features and opinion  Explore more:People: Wesley Sneijder, Paul Scholes, Alex Ferguson, Massimo Moratti, Gary Neville, Jose Mourinho Places: The Netherlands, Old Trafford Club


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