Manchester United could soon be making a bid for their top summer target Wesley Sneijder, after the player admitted that Inter Milan could sell him for the right price.
Valued at £35 million, his sale could give Inter some much need cash. The sticking-point for United though is not his asking price but his wages. Sneijder will have to take a pay-cut to move to Old Trafford as his wages at Inter amount to £190,000 which mean, due to the tax policy at England, United will have to pay him, in theory at least, around £250,000 in wages which is more than what Wayne Rooney - United's highest earner at £220,000 - earns.
"All I know is that Inter need money and apparently I'm for sale for the right amount," Sneijder told Voetbal International magazine.
Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport had caused a buzz on Friday when they reported that United's neighbours, Manchester City, had signed the midfielder. City manager Roberto Mancini immediately moved to dismiss the rumours, and Sneijder has now confirmed that he hasn't spoken to either of the Manchester clubs.
"I've not spoken with City or United so I cannot say anything about my future." He said. "Next week I play with the Oranje [Dutch national side] against England and then I have five days off. I hope that then everything will be cleared up."
Manchester United have been linked to the Dutchman since the transfer window opened, as Sir Alex Ferguson is looking to replace the retired Paul Scholes.