Manchester United ready to move for Sneijder

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Manchester United are reported to be considering a move for Wesley Sneijder during the January transfer window, some two-and-a-half years after failing to clinch a deal for the Netherlands international.

The Premier League champions are in desperate need of creative reinforcements as their poor start to the season continues and, according to The Guardian, manager David Moyes is ready to focus his attention on the acquisition of Sneijder.

Sneijder, who only joined Galatasaray in the January transfer window, could allegedly leave the club after the parting of ways with his long-term agent, Soren Lerby, suggested the player is eager to quit the Türk Telekom Arena.

The 29-year-old, it is claimed, has a release clause of £13 million written into his contract with the Turkish champions and, although the fee is sizeable given Sneijder's age, he is a player of proven international pedigree.

Sneijder's salary could also prove to be an issue for Manchester United, with the midfielder reported to be earning £4.2 million-a-year with Gala.

Manchester United previously failed to sign Sneijder from Inter Milan due to a contractual issue, with Sir Alex Ferguson having strived to sign the Dutchman during the summer of 2011.

Two seasons later and Manchester United's need for a reputable creative midfielder remains, and Moyes could, for once, succeed where Ferguson failed.

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