WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

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Papers: Wesley on Wednesday?

12/07/2011 09:30

The Sun reports...

United eye record £35m deal
Wesley Sneijder is ready to sign for Manchester United this week in a club record £35million deal.  And the Inter Milan midfielder is expected to agree a bumper contract that would eclipse even Wayne Rooney's £220,000 a week. A team-mate said: "Everyone expects Wesley's move to United to be announced soon, maybe as early as Wednesday." Sneijder's arrival will take United boss Alex Ferguson's summer spending to more than £85m - just £5m more than he picked up when he sold Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid in July 2009. Inter are resigned to cashing in on the 27-year-old Dutchman. The source added: "He has even spoken to Dutch international team-mate Nigel de Jong to find out where are the best places to live in Manchester. It all looks imminent, no matter what Inter or Wesley may say in public. It seems Inter want to sell but don't want to admit it, while Wesley wants to go but doesn't want to say it. It's a good move for him and good business for Inter."

Meanwhile, The Daily Express claim Southampton rate Arsenal's £6m offer for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as derisory. The promising youngster has also been linked with United for some time. In The Independent, Paul Scholes raves about the current youth crop at the club and says of teen starlet Ravel Morrison: "We've trained with Ravel and we know what talent he has got - hopefully."

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