United to be ‘gifted’ £35m playmaker as Arsenal falter – reports

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Manchester United are continuing their good luck in the transfer period, with Wesley Sneijder looking set to be ‘gifted’ to the club after Arsenal were snubbed by Ricardo Alvarez, according to the Metro.

Alveraz had long been a target for Arsenal, and while reports were connecting Arsenal to the star, Alvarez has opted to join Inter Milan.

Sneijder, who also plays for Inter Milan, is believed to be more likely to leave the club now that Alverez is in competition for his position, and with Manchester United willing to speak to the club about purchasing Sneijder, Old Trafford looks an even more likely destination for the playmaker.


Yesterday senior Manchester United aide Rene Meulensteen said he believed that Sneijder would be a great addition to the squad.

“Sneijder would fit perfect here. He is the most ideal player I can think of,” Meulensteen told magazine Voetbal International.

“But I don’t say that because he is Dutch - I have been at Manchester United for a while and I know all the ins and outs of the team. I know he would be a great reinforcement.

“The new Paul Scholes does not exist, just as there is not a new Roy Keane, but I cannot think of anyone more perfect for us than Sneijder.”

The news will no doubt come as a blow to Arsenal, who have yet to make a big signing in the transfer window.

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