Manchester United have reportedly opened talks with Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri, while Wesley Sneijder has committed to Inter Milan.Reports in the UK suggest that the Gunners’ English Premier League rivals United have offered 10 million pounds for Nasri, who has one year left on his contract at the Emirates and is refusing to sign a new deal.
Faced with the prospect of losing the creative midfielder for nothing after the next campaign, Arsenal may be forced to sell Nasri at a cut-price rate in July.
The France international has made 124 appearances for the Gunners and scored 27 goals since arriving from Marseille in 2008.
Arsenal’s squad is also set to come under raid from Liverpool, who have reportedly expressed an interest in unsettled left-back Gael Clichy.
The Anfield club is believed to have tabled a five million-pound bid for the Frenchman, as Kenny Dalglish looks to bolster his defensive options.
One player who appears not to be arriving in England any time soon is Inter’s Wesley Sneijder.
The Dutchman has committed his future to the San Siro, despite strong speculation linking him with a move to either Manchester United or City.
“Milan is marvellous, picturesque and full of elegance. I love it,” Sneijder told the Serie A club’s official website.
“At the moment I am very happy here and I don’t see why I should leave.”
“There is a family atmosphere at Inter and there are all the ingredients to aim high.”
United had identified the Netherlands international as an ideal replacement for the retired Paul Scholes, but could now turn their attention to Tottenham’s Luka Modric.