City hunt United target

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Manchester City will try and snap up Wesley Sneijder this summer, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, after missing out on Eden Hazard to Chelsea.


Hazard ended months of speculation by revealing earlier this week that he had opted for Chelsea over both Manchester United and Manchester City, forcing Roberto Mancini to look elsewhere as he attempts to add to his squad ahead of an assault on the Champions League.


Sneijder has long been pursued by rivals Manchester United, while the Dutchman has also been linked with a move to AC Milan this summer.


City had also previously expressed an interest in landing the Inter Milan playmaker which soon cooled – however now they appear set to renew their pursuit of the former Real Madrid man this summer.


Gazzetta dello Sport reports the Citizens are prepared to meet the £30 million price tag put on Sneijder’s head by Milan, and could begin talks after Euro 2012 comes to a close.


News of City’s interest will further test the patience of United fans, who have coveted Sneijder for some time only to see rumours of a deal fail to materialise over the past year.


The Red Devils reportedly held talks with Inter over Sneijder in January but failed to agree a fee for the Dutch international.


Sneijder is currently with the Dutch national squad ahead of Euro 2012 and is expected to feature heavily at this summer’s tournament.

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