According to reports in The Daily Mail, Manchester City are considering another approach for Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder.
After being snubbed by the egotistical Eden Hazard in the past few days, it is thought manager Roberto Mancini is now willing to meet Inter’s reported £30million asking price quoted by Italian Newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.
It’s well known that Sneijder was courted for most of last summer’s transfer window by Manchester United, with Mancini showing a slight interest which increased significantly in the January window. However no fee could be agreed with Inter by either party, and subsequently Sneijder – who struggled with a knee injury and loss of form this term – stayed with the Italian giants who finished the season in a lowly sixth, missing out on Champions League qualification for next season.
The 27-year-old will head into the this summer’s European Championships as a key player for Holland, who will be hoping he can re-discover his sensational form of seasons gone by, and stay focused on the task in hand rather than any potential transfer dealings.
Something which puts this reported interest from Manchester City in doubt, is the fact they are fortunate enough to have a wealth of talent in the midfield areas where Sneijder ply’s his trade. With Mancini favouring two holding midfielders and an attacking quartet of Nasri, Tevez, Silva and Aguero it is difficult to see where the cultured Dutchman would fit in.
With the never ending Sneijder saga set to rear its ugly head once again, this is likely to be the first of many rumours again surrounding the player. However the Dutch ace would be a welcome addition to the Premier League if any move did come to fruition, bringing more class and exuberance to our country’s top-flight.
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