WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.

Papers: Inter will sell Wes

09/11/2011 09:31

Jeremy Cross writes in the Daily Star...

United can nab Wesley
Inter have told Manchester United they are free to sign Wesley Sneijder – but only if they break the bank. Sir Alex Ferguson has been told he can sign Sneijder in January if he can stump up a club record £40m. Ferguson tried to sign the Dutch star in the summer, but failed to strike a deal with the Italian giants. However, Starsport understands that Inter bosses have softened their stance and are willing to cash in on their prize asset.Ferguson has kept close tabs on Sneijder and is keen to make another move for the midfield ace when the transfer window opens in the New Year. He is desperate to bolster his midfield as United try to keep pace with Premier League leaders Manchester City. Sneijder, 27, remains Ferguson’s No.1 target and the United boss reckons the Dutchman can fill the boots of Paul Scholes, who retired at the end of last season.

Elsewhere, The Sun claims David Gill flew to Zurich yesterday to meet fellow members of the European Club Association board as the organisation plots its next move in its "war with football's rulers". "The ECA's biggest gripe is over the number and scheduling of internationals, especially friendlies," The Sun claims. "They also want compensation for releasing stars to play for their countries, better insurance arrangements if players get injured and a greater say in how the game is run."

There's little else United-related in the papers today. Instead, column inches are dominated by England's new St George's Park coaching facility and the FA's failed battle with FIFA to allow the England team to wear Rememberance poppies on their kit for Saturday's friendly against Spain at Wembley.

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