Manchester United set to launch £20m bid for Inter ace Wesley Sneijder - report

Manchester United are set to offer £20 million for Inter star Wesley Sneijder, according to the Sunday Mirror.

The 26-year-old has caught the eye of a host of top clubs after helping the Serie A side to the treble last season as well as impressing for the Netherlands at the World Cup.

And the Mirror claims that United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is willing to go head-to-head with Real Madrid for the midfielder's services.

Sneijder only moved to the San Siro from the Bernabeu last summer after he was deemed surplus to requirements by the board; despite then boss Manuel Pellegrini publically admitting his desire to keep the playmaker.

Nonetheless, with Inter boss Jose Mourinho having replaced the Chilean at the helm, the Dutchman recently admitted that he would consider a move back to Spain to work with his former manager.

Any possible deal will hinge on whether new Inter coach Rafael Benitez would be willing to sell his star playmaker while Ferguson's heated relationship with the Spaniard during his tenure at Liverpool could also prove a stumbling block for the Red Devils' hopes.

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