Wesley Sneijder is extremely interested in a move to Manchester United, according to Dutch football pundit Marcel van der Kraan.
The Red Devils were heavily linked with a move for the Inter Milan playmaker in the summer, with a £35 million move to England mooted in the British press.
Whilst the Serie 'A' outfit managed to keep hold of their prized-asset, the midfielder's future remains uncertain at the San Siro, and Van der Kraan claims the 27-year-old would love a move to Old Trafford.
"We think Wesley Sneijder would love to join Manchester United," the journalist told talkSPORT.
"He cannot go against the club Inter Milan to tell the fans, look I want to leave, but we know, we're close enough to Wesley Sneijder, that he idolises Old Trafford and Sir Alex Ferguson.
"He thinks it's a super team to play for and if there is a chance in January where Manchester United think they have to bring creative players to the squad, then he will jump at it."
Mario Gotze and Luka Modric have also been linked with moves to the Barclays Premier League champions, who are expected to turn to the market in the New Year after a drastic dip in-form that saw the club get knocked-out of the Champions League in midweek.
Tom Cleverley had initially been handed the reigns at Manchester United after club legend Paul Scholes announced his retirement in the summer, but injury to the young England international coincided with the club's dip in form.
It also exposed a lack of depth in the position, and with finances available to Ferguson in 2012, the Manchester United manager could meet the high figure placed on the Dutch internationals head if he wants to pursue Sneijder once again.