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Manchester United were last night given the green light to make a £35million bid for Wesley Sneijder, as Inter Milan admitted they are considering selling the Dutch midfielder.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s quest for Sneijder appeared to have gone cold when the former Real Madrid schemer suggested he planned to stay at the San Siro.

But new Inter coach Gian Piero Gasperini is now ready to sell the 27-year-old after completing the £10.8million capture of Arsenal target Ricky Alvarez from Argentine champions Velez Sarsfield.

That opens the door for Fergie to make his move and land Sneijder as the final piece of his summer transfer jigsaw.

United have trailed Sneijder – who was also on Chelsea’s target list – all summer in the wake of their Champions League Final defeat by Barcelona, with the Old Trafford boss looking to add a fantasy dimension to his side’s attacking armoury.

Sneijder, the star of Inter’s 2010 Champions League-winning campaign under Jose Mourinho and one of the players of last summer’s World Cup, ticks all the right boxes for United.

Gasperini appeared to be preparing for the Dutchman’s departure.

“At the moment, Inter have every intention of keeping Sneijder,” he said. “What is clear is that Sneijder is a key player. But at the same time it is difficult to predict what the situation will be in 50 or 60 days and we have to wait and see what happens.”

That is an open invitation for United to make their move, with Inter privately making it known they value Sneijder at £35m.

Ferguson has already signed Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea, Blackburn’s England Under-21 defender Phil Jones and Aston Villa’s England attacking midfielder Ashley Young but Sneijder, a proven winner with some of Europe’s biggest clubs, could be the new jewel in the Old Trafford crown.

Inter are keen to start an auction involving multiple clubs, but the need for a sale has been heightened because of their parlous financial position.

Gasperini has been told that he has to fund any summer transfers from sales.

Source: Mirror

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