Manchester United set to up their bidding

Wesley-Sneijder-Inter-MilanManchester United are set to increase their bid for Inter’s Wesley Sneijder, despite the Italian club claiming the midfielder is not for sale.

According to The Telegraph, the Premier League champions are set to offer a club record fee of £35 million for the ex-Real Madrid ace and pay him wages in excess of £200,000 a week.

The Daily Mail stipulates that such high earnings could cause frustration amongst the existing Old Trafford squad, with highest earner Wayne Rooney not relishing being eclipsed financially by the Netherlands international.

Despite this, Nerazzurri technical director Marco Branca has rejected claims that the 27-year-old will leave the Giuseppe Meazza, and has stated he is ‘untransferable’.

“Wesley Sneijder  is untransferable. There is nothing to update,” he told Sky Sports.

“It’s not surprising Sneijder is wanted by other clubs, but we have received no formal offer, nor do we intend to wait for one. We know what we have to do and there are no meetings planned with his agent. Sneijder is not for sale.”

Sir Alex Ferguson is in the market for a playmaker to replace the retired Paul Scholes, with moves for Luka Modric and Samir Nasri looking dead in the water.