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Manchester City Sign Wesley Sneijder – And So Do Manchester United

by | 11th, August 2011

WILL Manchester United sign Wesley Sneijder, the diminutive Hollander from Inter Milan? The Daily Mail considers the facts:

July 14: “Manchester United hope to complete the £35million transfer of Wesley Sneijder after agreeing terms of around £190,000 a week with the Inter Milan midfielder”

July 18: “Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says it is time to forget about signing Inter Milan’s Wesley Sneijder”

August 2: “Paul Scholes has launched Manchester United’s latest charm offensive in their pursuit to sign Wesley Sneijder. The retired midfielder – now a member of manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s backroom coaching team – hailed the Inter Milan star as a ‘brilliant’ player amid reports that the Barclays Premier League champions are close to reaching a £30million deal with the Serie A side to land the Dutch ace”

August 6: “Noisy neighbours’ Manchester City have struck a huge blow to their bitter rivals United after snatching Wesley Sneijder from under their noses. According to reports in Italy, a £31million feel has been agreed with Inter Milan and the player will sign a £5m-a-year deal”

August 10: “Wesley Sneijder paved the way for a move to Manchester United when he admitted he has spoken to the Premier League champions about a move to Old Trafford. United have so far been frustrated by Sneijder’s wage demands as they look to add the highly rated midfielder to their squad ahead of the new season. The 27-year-old is asking for more than £200,000 a week, a figure that the champions are unwilling to match”

Such are the facts…



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