According to several tabloids and not so tabloids, the Inter midfielder might be on his way to Old Trafford in the next 48 hours. The rumours have been aided and abetted by Sneijder who in an interview admitted he was interested in joining Utd but also said that there was no official contact between both clubs.
All that might change as club officials are set to arrive today and start the negotiating process with Inter. If this is all true to form then a deal maybe announced by the end of this week. The defending champions are ready to make an offer of £32m which is close to Inter’s asking rate of £35m but Sneijder’s astronomical wages of £250,000 per week will be the main sticking point as Utd have indicated they can only up it to £200,000 per week. The shortfall maybe made up by a lucrative image rights package and improved Nike sponsorship.
Which means that Tom Cleverley, so impressive in his cameos for Utd may have to wait longer to be Paul Scholes heir apparent. Sneijder’s arrival on the other hand may put this year’s Premiership beyond doubt. If Utd do land Sneijder then City will be under greater pressure to come up with a fitting answer: Samir Nasri or maybe even Cesc Fabregas Don’t discount the latter. Barca are dragging their feet and City are serious about titles. They may come up with a price even Wenger won’t be able to refuse.