Wesley Sniejder agrees terms to join Juventus

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Long-term Manchester United transfer target Wesley Sniejder has agreed in principle a deal to join Juventus in January, according to the player's agent.

Sneijder has been strongly linked with the Red Devils once again this week, primarily because United boss Louis van Gaal knows the playmaker very well and could trust him to deliver in the Premier League, at a relative bargain price to boot.

Galatasaray are reportedly willing to let their talisman move on for a fee in the region of £8 million, a valuation which has piqued Juve's interest and prompted them to hold extensive talks with his agent Guido Albers.

Now or never for United?

Albers is quoted by The Express as telling Dutch newspaper De Teelgraaf a big January transfer is on the cards, but Juve have to agree a fee with the Turkish giants and must up their opening £6m offer before bringing the Champions League winner to Turin.

Juve's reluctance to pay over the odds for Sniejder means United still have a chance of hijacking the deal, if Van Gaal believes the Netherlands superstar is still capable of making an impact at the highest level.

United want a new midfielder

Van Gaal believes United need a new midfielder and if possible central defender in January, but won't settle for short-term fixes and would prefer to pay a premium for his top transfer targets instead.

That would seem to rule out a concrete offer for Sneijder, but Van Gaal has a very strong working relationship with the World Cup finalist and would surely jump at the chance to work with him again if United's injury crisis deepens any further.

There's also the question of how Juve fans would react to a genuine Inter Milan hero turning out for the Old Lady. Fan fury blocked a Mirko Vucinic and Fredy Guarin swap deal between the two clubs last summer, don't be surprised if something similar happens here.

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