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Manchester City are sparking a transfer war with Manchester United by making a late bid for Inter Milan’s Wesley Sneijder.

City are willing to pay the Dutch master £240,000 a week to match his salary demands and bring him to the Etihad in a dramatic raid on Serie A.

The two clubs, who meet in this afternoon’s Community Shield clash at Wembley, have been at loggerheads over targets since United tried to hijack Alex Sanchez’s move at the start of the summer – an attempt that hampered City’s pursuit of the Chilean striker who eventually signed for Champions League winners Barcelona.

United want Sneijder as their landmark arrival, but they have massive problems with his wages and will not go as high as City.

And it’s that spending power could win the battle. Sneijder is bang in City’s sights and they will either pay the asking fee of around £24 million or throw skipper Carlos Tevez into the equation.

Reports in Italy claim that Sneijder’s move to City is on but, oddly, the claim is that it is straight cash rather than an exchange for Tevez.

City know that unsettled Tevez is still likely to head off before the transfer window shuts, but his final destination is yet to be confirmed.

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