Manchester United on alert as Inter look to sell Sneijder in transfer window
Manchester United could resurrect their interest in Wesley Sneijder as Inter Milan plan to sell their midfielder to raise funds for rebuilding.
Sneijder came close to moving to Old Trafford in the summer, but Fergie was warned off by the sizeof the figures involved in the deal.
However, United boss Sir Alex Ferguson could be forced to dip into the transfer market this January after the club suffered injuries to a number of key players.
In the frame: Wesley Sneijder could be on his way out of Inter
Darren Fletcher is taking an extended breakfrom the game with ulcerative colitis, Nemanja Vidic has been ruled out for the season, Anderson is battling a long-term knee problem and Tom Cleverly is also sidelined.
The Holland international, 27, will have to accept less than his 200,000-a-week wages if he is to complete a move to the champions.
Ferguson has admitted that he would be keen to sign Sneijder, should he become available in the coming weeks.
Asked if there would be new arrivals in January, he said: “Not necessarily. I don”t know why people keep going on about it.
New blood: Fergie could be forced into the transfer market
“(I won”t buy) unless someone appears we have always been interested in appears, but there isn”t (at the moment).”
Inter boss Claudio Ranieri has admitted he”d find it hard to sell Sneijder, but hasn”t ruled out the possibility of him leaving in January.
Ranieri said: “I don”t want to think of a team without Sneijder because he is the feather in our cap.
“Iam used to talking between four walls and if I have something to say about transfers, I say it to (Inter president Massimo) Moratti.”
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