WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

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13/07/2011 09:48

Papers: Reds in talks?

The Sun reports...

United chief in Wes talks (just as we told you!)
Manchester United were close to sealing the £35million transfer of Wesley Sneijder last night - just as SunSport predicted. United chief executive David Gill was ironing out the final details with representatives of the midfield star and Inter Milan. Gill had stayed behind in Manchester to complete negotiations on the club record transfer when Alex Ferguson and his squad flew out to the United States on Monday. We told you exclusively yesterday that United wanted the 27-year-old Dutchman. It is a dramatic swoop by boss Ferguson, who will now have spent more than £85m on four players this summer after also buying Phil Jones, Ashley Young and goalkeeper David De Gea. He always knew he would need a world-class replacement for Paul Scholes - and Sneijder fits the bill perfectly.

However, The Times insist a deal is a long, long way from being done with Sneijder's wages believed to be a major stumbling block.

The Daily Mail reckon Danny Welbeck is being offered a new contract worth over £30,000-a-week to commit his future to the Reds following the loan stint at Sunderland last term.

In the Daily Record, Mark Bosnich admits he regrets turning down a move to Celtic when he instead decided to battle for his place at United.

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