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Sir Alex on alert as Inter plan to sell Sneijder
Manchester United could resurrect their interest in Wesley Sneijder as Inter Milan plan to sell their midfielder to raise funds for rebuilding. Sneijder came close to moving to Old Trafford in the summer, but Fergie was warned off by the size of the figures involved in the deal. However, United boss Sir Alex Ferguson could be forced to dip into the transfer market this January after the club suffered injuries to a number of key players. The Holland international, 27, will have to accept less than his £200,000-a-week wages if he is to complete a move to the champions. Inter boss Claudio Ranieri has admitted he'd find it hard to sell Sneijder, but hasn't ruled out the possibility of him leaving in January.
Staff reporter, Daily Mail
In other news, Sir Alex says he expects Jonny Evans to be out of action for a fortnight after he was forced out of United's 5-0 win over Wigan with a calf injury.
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has accused the Premier League of jeopardising his side’s title prospects. He is agitated by a new year fixture schedule that gives his side barely 48 hours to prepare for a clash with Liverpool following their New Year's Day clash with Sunderland. Meanwhile, Andre Villas-Boas feels Chelsea's title chances are now over after they fell 11 points behind United and City after drawing with Fulham.