If he completes the move, the Dutchman could earn more than Rooney, which will make him the highest paid player at United.

Inter Milan star Wesley Sneijder reportedly set to sign for Manchester United by the end of week for a club record £35million deal.

Since Paul Scholes announced his retirement, Sneijder's name has constantly popped up in reference to an ideal replacement. A report in The Sun suggests that the pursuit could come to end by this week, as the Inter Milan midfielder is expected sign for a mega-contract that would eclipse even Wayne Rooney's £220,000 a week.

Inter are also believed to be willing to cash in on their asset, as the 27-year-old Dutchman made only 25 appearances last term due to injuries.

The Sun quoted a team-mate as saying, Everyone expects Wesley's move to United to be announced soon, maybe as early as Wednesday.

He has even spoken to Dutch international team-mate Nigel de Jong to find out where are the best places to live in Manchester. It all looks imminent, no matter what Inter or Wesley may say in public.

It seems Inter want to sell but don't want to admit it, while Wesley wants to go but doesn't want to say it. It's a good move for him and good business for Inter.

Sneijder joined Inter from Real Madrid in 2009 and under the guidance of now Madrid manager Jose Mourinho, helped the club to a treble of the Champions League, Serie A and Coppa Italia.