Manchester United & Chelsea face Italian fight for Sneijder

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Manchester United and Chelsea face a transfer fight with Italian giants AC Milan for the signature of Wesley Sneijder, according to reports.

The Daily Star cite reports in Italy when claiming that the Serie ‘A’ outfit are preparing an offer to lure the Dutch playmaker back to the San Siro – albeit with Milan’s other famous club.

Stephan El Shaarawy has previously been linked with a move to Gala, and the report claims the player will be offered to Roberto Mancini as part of the deal.

Whether the news alerts clubs in the Premier League remain to be seen, but Chelsea have been linked with a move in the recent past.

Indeed, Dutch boss Louis van Gaal advised the talented attacking midfielder to move to Stamford Bridge last month, as a stint with the Blues could better prepare him for the World Cup next summer.

Sneijder has enjoyed success under Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho in the past, winning the Champions League under ‘the special one’ in 2010.

The west London outfit aren’t lacking talent in the position, with Oscar, Juan Mata and Eden Hazard all vying for first team places alongside a number of other talented youngsters.

And, should Sneijder join the Chelsea ranks, it could mean the end for one of the current crop in the capital.

Manchester United manager David Moyes is also keen on the player though, with the paper claiming the Scot failed in his efforts to bring the Dutchman to Old Trafford in the summer.

It was a period of transfer disappointment for the new Red Devils boss after replacing Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm, with Marouane Fellaini the only new addition in the window.

The Scot is 'keen to renew his interest' in the player however, which could mean Manchester United are once again pursuing the 29-year-old.

If he were to join the Premier League champions, then a mouth-watering link-up with compatriot Robin van Persie would be on the cards - a combination to strike fear into the heart of opponents.

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