Dutch midfielder leaves door open for United

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Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder has confirmed he would be interested in a move to Manchester United, and thinks unofficial talks may have taken place regarding the possible transfer.

Since Paul Scholes announced his retirement at the end of the season, United have been linked with a host of replacements for the midfield talisman, with Luka Modric and Samir Nasri's name mentioned in certain quarters.

Rumours have been abound all summer that Sneijder will make the move to Manchester, however, only now has the Dutchman conceded that he would be interested in a move.

When asked if he would consider a move to United, Sneijder said: "Yes, but nobody has called officially. Maybe there have been unofficial talks.

"The situation is that I am an Inter Milan player, but there's a chance that I will leave. If something crosses my path, I have enough time to take a decision about it. It is down to the club. If a good bid comes in, they have to let me go. They don't want to lose me but there's a chance they will."

The 27-year-old was in England training ahead of Holland's friendly with England, but with that now canceled, Sneijder is expected to travel back to Italy, and is refusing to rule our a return to English shores.

"I am leaving England, but if I get permission, I have to go back," he added.

United favourite Paddy Crerand believes the signing of Sneidjer would make the Red Devils' Barclays Premier League title defence a 'sure thing'.

“There’s all this talk about United buying Wesley Sneijder and Samir Nasri. I think that would put the icing on the cake if they could buy a top quality midfield player," he said.

“That’s not to take anything away from the squad of players they’ve got, they’re a tremendous squad.

“I’ve never been so sure of United winning a title [than I am now]. Two young kids that have come to the front, Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck, are great finds.”
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