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06/07/2010 07:47

Papers: Wes on his way?

Sneijder tops United list
Alex Ferguson wants Holland's World Cup hero Wesley Sneijder to spearhead next season's bid for glory. But it could cost Manchester United £35million to prise the Dutchman away from Inter Milan. Fergie is desperate to find an attacking midfielder in the Paul Scholes mould. And although the United boss does not have a huge transfer kitty he sees Sneijder as the ideal player to sit in the 'hole' behind striker Wayne Rooney. Sneijder, 26, only moved to the San Siro from Real Madrid in a £13m switch a year ago. The 5ft 7in star helped win Serie A, the Italian Cup and the Champions League under Jose Mourinho – and has now scored four goals to lead Holland's march to the World Cup semi-finals.
Phil Thomas, The Sun

Many of Tuesday's papers carry quotes from Sir Alex, talking about England's World Cup exit. On Wayne Rooney, the Reds boss says: "I think there was such expectation on him. There was talk he was going to be the player of the tournament... You wait, in four years' time you'll see a different player."

Speaking of Wayne Rooney, Brian Woolnough in the Daily Star argues Rooney should be given the England captain's armband.

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