£45m Arsenal playmaker to replace United target?

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Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas is a target for Inter Milan, after the Serie A club became resigned to the fact that they will most likely lose playmaker Wesley Sneijder to Manchester United, according to reports in the Metro.

Sneijder has been connected to Manchester United on many occasions this season, and with the midfielder starring this season for Inter Milan, and Sir Alex Ferguson being given a reported £60 million budget this summer, the £30 million that Sneijder is worth could be well within the United manager’s budget.

Chelsea were also interested in Sneijder, with former Chelsea manager Glenn Hoddle commenting that the Dutchman would be perfect to help the Blues push for the coveted Champions League trophy.


"Chelsea keep coming closer to winning the Champions League, they have been consistently reaching semi-finals, but right now the squad is lacking a creative element in midfield, to open the door," Hoddle said.

"Someone like Wesley Sneijder comes to mind, the big clubs here are chasing him, but he is the kind of player Chelsea need and they need a couple like him.”

But with Manchester United in the final for the Champions League trophy this season, as well as winning the Barclays Premier League trophy, Sneijder reportedly wants to head to the title-rich club that is proven to be successful on both the European and domestic stages.

Fabregas, meanwhile, has been shaky at Arsenal for the past season, and the Spaniard was hoping to leave the London club for Barcelona. With Wenger insisting that no bid has come from the Spanish giants, should the captain continue his discontentment at Arsenal, Wenger may decide that is the right price for Fabregas to leave.

With Inter Milan reportedly willing to offer £45 million for the star, Wenger might be tempted to use the profits to spend big on new players who are committed to the Arsenal cause.

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