Both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are currently weighing up their options over potential moves for Holland International midfielder Wesley Sneijder.
The 28-year-old has been linked with a move to Queens Park Rangers, although he was quick to rule out that move, whilst confirming that he would certainly consider joining a top Premier League club, thus alerting Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas and Manchester United's Sir Alex Ferguson, who have both been interested in signing him previously.
Sneijder has not featured for Inter Milan since September due to contract issues and is likely to move during this window. Reports suggested that Chelsea might be in for him, but this was quickly ruled out due to the players age and the clubs own over 30s policy being in place.
The Dutchman is still considered as being one of the best midfielders in the world but his current club allegedly told him that he would not play again for them unless he agreed to taking a pay cut, which the player was not interested in doing. Both United and Tottenham could afford the players wages and would be prepared to fork out the fee for such a highly rated and influential player.
Ferguson wants to bring in a couple more midfielders to replace the ageing and likely departing Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, who have both been his saviours on many occasions. Chelsea's Frank Lampard, who is leaving Stamford Bridge this summer, has also been linked with United.
Meanwhile, Villas-Boas wanted to sign Sneijder whilst managing at Chelsea, but owner Roman Abramovich did not want to pay Inter's high asking price, as well as being put off by his age and interest died off. The Portuguese Coach has always been an admirer of the player's style and attributes and feels he would fit in well with The White Hart Lane club.
It is certainly an exciting prospect for English football fans to see the likes of a midfield maestro such as Sneijder earn his trade in the Premier League, and it is looking increasingly more possible by the day.