Sneijder offers himself to AC Milan

The Netherlands international is considering the possibilities of a move to the Rossoneri, but Inter are unlikely to sell the playmaker to their cross-town rivals
by Elia Raimondo

Wesley Sneijder is ready to leave Inter in the summer transfer window, and is keen to join the club's arch-rivals AC Milan, has learned.

The Netherlands international's agent Soren Lerby has already indirectly approached Adriano Galliani to inform the Milan director that Sneijder would be open to a move to the Rossoneri.

Additionally, the former Ajax star has done some work on a potential switch himself as well as he has approached Kevin-Prince Boateng to help orchestrate a transfer.

Sneijder, 27, enjoys a close relationship with the former Ghana international, and called the midfielder shortly before the Derby della Madonnina on May 6 to discuss a possible move across the city.

However, there are still plenty of obstacles to overcome to make the transfer happen.
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Firstly, Milan would have to shell out a fee in the region of €25 million (£20m) to lure Sneijder away from Inter.

In addition, they would have to convince the Nerazzurri to let their star midfielder leave the club for their fierce city rivals.

Inter offloaded players such as Andrea Pirlo and Clarence Seedorf to Milan in the past, both of whom went on to become key players at the Rossoneri, and the Nerazzurri are desperate to avoid a similar mistake.

Despite Sneijder's eagerness to leave the Nerazzurri, it appears unlikely that he will be allowed to join the 2010-11 Italian champions as Inter prefer to see him leave abroad. Manchester United have previously been linked with the Dutchman.