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Liverpool have made a sensational bid to ­hijack Wesley Sneijder’s move from Inter Milan to Galatasaray.

Kop boss Brendan Rodgers thinks he has a good chance of luring the 28-year-old Holland star to the Premier League – even though Inter have already ­accepted an £8.2million deal from the Turkish side.

Sneijder, who has fallen out with Inter bosses, is stalling on the Gala deal because he would prefer to play in England – and Liverpool are ready to offer him the chance.

Wages are a problem – Sneijder is on £160,000 a week at the San Siro.

Club president Massimo Moratti wanted him to take a pay cut but Sneijder refused and that’s why the Italians are ready to let him go in a cut-price deal.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson backed off from a deal for Sneijder two years ago with the Dutchman reportedly asking for £220,000 a week.

That was on top of a £40m transfer fee for a player who cost Inter £13m when he moved to Italy from Real Madrid in 2009.

Sneijder is currently on more than Steven Gerrard is earning at Anfield but, given that low transfer fee, Rodgers believes he can land a top star comparatively cheaply.

Kop managing director Ian Ayre has been in talks with Liverpool’s Boston-based owners in the last 24 hours to see if a deal is feasible.

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