Inter Milan reveal Manchester United want to sign £25m Holland star Wesley Sneijder

July 8th, 2010

The future's bright: Sneijder has found the back of the net five times in the World Cup (Photo: Getty Images)

Manchester United have stepped up their attempts to lure Wesley Sneijder to Old Trafford.

The midfielder has enjoyed an outstanding World Cup as Holland marched into Sunday’s final with a 3-2 victory over Uruguay last night.

Sir Alex Ferguson is a huge admirer of the Inter Milan star, who has been instrumental behind his country’s success. And Inter president Massimo Moratti has revealed that United are pushing on with a £25million move.

He told Sky Sport Italia: ‘The interest from Manchester United in Sneijder is real but I didn’t look into it in an attempt not to fall into temptation. ‘I’m following him at the World Cup and I think I’ll do the same also at Inter for the next years.’

Ferguson is desperate to sign a long-term replacement for veteran midfielder Paul Scholes and Sneijder fits the bill.

Inter have offered him a new improved contract to keep him in Milan for the next five years.

The former Real Madrid man already has an agreement until 2013 and is now considering an invitation from new manager Rafa Benitez to extend it for another two years. But the interest from United could lure him away from the San Siro.

United are short on creativity after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez last summer, and Ferguson believes he can tempt Sneijder to sign up.

Benitez would be reluctant to deal with Ferguson given the rivalry they had during the Spaniards time at Liverpool. He quit Anfield this summer before joining the European champions.

Source: Daily Mail

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