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Man United set to miss out in race for ex-Real Madrid ace?

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Manchester United could miss out in the race to sign former Real Madrid midfielder Wesley Sneijder, after British radio station  TalkSPORT claimed Serie A giants Milan are ready to make a January move for the player.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is a long-term admirer of the Dutch international and TalkSPORT recently suggested United were again ready to try and bring Sneijder to Old Trafford.

Ferguson believed he had done enough to capture the former La Liga ace in a £30 million deal from Inter in 2010, however, Sneijder is understood to have turned United down, with reports suggesting the English side didn’t offer Sneijder enough money.

The talented playmaker remained at Inter where he has become frustrated at his lack of playing time.

TalkSPORT now suggest Inter’s bitter rivals Milan could be ready to move for Sneijder, who they believe may want to link up with his good friend, Nigel de Jong.

Sneijder is understood to be growing increasingly unhappy at Inter, where coach Andrea Stramaccioni believes the attacking midfielder is still unfit after a recent groin injury.

The 28-year-old  joined Inter from Real Madrid in 2009 – for a fee reported to be around €15 million.

United, meanwhile, sit top of the Barclays Premier League as Ferguson’s side as they look to bring the title back to Old Trafford after they were beaten to the crown by neighbours City on the final day of last season.


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