Sir Alex Ferguson is readying an offer for Wesley Sneijder in the summer, with the Manchester United manager hoping that £30 million will force the star to turn down any offer from Chelsea, according to the Daily Mail.
Sneijder has starred for Ajax this season, and the midfielder is high on Ferguson’s transfer wish list. Manchester United reportedly have a £60 million budget for the summer, and with goalkeeper target David De Gea costing £16 million, there is enough left for the club to make a huge offer for Sneijder.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have held Sneijder in high esteem over the season as well, with former Chelsea manager Glenn Hoddle saying yesterday that he believed if the Blues sign Sneijder, they will be serious contenders for the Champions League trophy.
"Chelsea keep coming closer to winning the Champions League, they have been consistently reaching semi-finals, but right now the squad is lacking a creative element in midfield, to open the door," Hoddle said.
"I feel they have a good strike force, and I do believe that Fernando Torres will come good, but it is not easy for him without chances being laid on by a creative midfield.
"Someone like Wesley Sneijder comes to mind, the big clubs here are chasing him, but he is the kind of player Chelsea need and they need a couple like him."
Manchester United will face tough competition from Chelsea for Sneijder’s signature, with Blues owner Roman Abramovich desperate to collect a coveted Champions League trophy.
But Manchester United can offer Sneijder a squad to play for that has won not only the title, but is in the Champions League final.