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United dealt blow in £35m playmaker chase - reports

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Wesley Sneijder is being considered by Manchester City in a cash-plus-player deal with Carols Tevez, according to Metro.

Sneijder has starred for Inter Milan since signing with the club in 2009, and has drawn attention from top European clubs this summer.

Manchester United have in particular been linked with the playmaker, though there appear to be a few problems in a possible deal with the Dutchman.


 

Sneijder is currently on a wage of around £200,000 a week, which is a lot higher than any United player, and receives more tax breaks in Italy than he would in England.

While United have denied talks with Sneijder, Inter Milan and Sneijder himself have admitted that he is for sale at the right price and there have been discussions about a move to Old Trafford.

But Manchester City are desperate to offload Carlos Tevez, who has said continually over the summer that he no longer wants to play for the club or live in Manchester. And with Inter willing to purchase Tevez, City reportedly believe that cash, plus Sneijder, would make a deal favourable for both clubs, and steal the march on their rivals in the process.

Reports are speculating that Roberto Mancini is hoping to wrap up any new deals by the end of the week, in the hopes of having a full City squad for next weekend when the side take on Bolton on Sunday.

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