Manchester United move closer to signing Wesley Sneijder

Sir Alex Ferguson has been dismissing reports linking Manchester United with Wesley Sneijder all summer, although the Dutchman has revealed that he would like to sign for the Premier League champions

Sneijder has been one of the best players in the world for the past few seasons, helping the Netherlands to win the 2010 World Cup and Inter Milan to triumph in the 2009/10 Champions League. He is seen by Ferguson as the missing link when it comes to more European success.

When asked if he wanted to move to United, Sneijder told www.nos.nl: “Yes, but Manchester United haven’t made an official approach yet. There have been unofficial talks, there have been contacts, but then there are always contacts. I have contacts with everybody.”

However, it does appear that the attacking midfielder is more likely to stay in Italy rather than make the move to England, with the player saying: “The situation is that I am now an Inter player, and chances are that I will still be that come August 31. There is also a chance I could leave. That isn’t really down to me but the club. I think Inter have been very clear: if a good offer comes in, they have to let me go.

“They don’t want to lose me but there is a chance they will let me go. If something crosses my path, I have enough time to make my decision.”

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