Paolillo puts Manchester United on transfer alert

Manchester United’s much publicised apparent chase in Inter’s attacking playmaker Wesley Sneijder, took another twist today as one of the Italian club’s directors admitted they would not rule out selling their star – for the right price.

Despite the club insisting all summer that their star man was not for sale, and the player himself stating several times that he wishes to remain in Milan, Inter director Ernesto Paolillo told Sky Sport Italia: ‘Nobody is untouchable, it all depends on the price. Things can be up for discussion in front of the right opportunities’ when questioned on the midfield star’s availability.

Today’s Daily Mail have picked up on those comments and whilst they insist Manchester United have not made an approach for Sneijder, Inter have not ruled out selling him. ‘Are Manchester United still after Sneijder?’ continued Paolillo: ‘We haven’t seen or heard from anyone. Is Wesley definitely not for sale? I don’t think there’s anything that can’t be sold, it all depends on the price.’

The comments are sure to excite United fans who see the Dutch fantasista as the ideal replacement for Paul Scholes, despite Alex Ferguson’s claims that his replacement will be found from within the club.