Liverpool join Sneijder chase

Wesley Sneijder, Inter Milan midfielder

Liverpool have joined the chase for unsettled Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder, and have made a £9.5million bid to sign him in January, the Daily Mail reports.

The Dutch international has been unsettled at the San Siro after disagreements over a suggested annual pay cut of £1.6million.

According to Gazzetta delo Sport’s, Liverpool have been the first to move for the midfielder who is also said to be a target for the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham.

The reported bid from the Anfield club is £9.5million while their Premier League rivals are confident that £11million will be enough to secure a deal for the 28-year-old.

Sneijder spoke of his current situation at the club and said, “Clearly it’s best for everyone concerned that in January I am transferred.”

“If that doesn’t happen then I will stay. I have a contract with Inter until 2015.”

Sneijder has been dropped by Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni over the incident and both parties look to have reached a stage where the only option may be to part ways.

The midfielder is currently earning £200,000 a week with the Italian club, figures which Liverpool may struggle to match, while his agent quashed rumours of a move to Spurs by telling Dutch paper Algemeen Dagblad, “there is nothing, absolutely nothing true about that.”

Sir Alex Ferguson is also believed to still be interested in a deal as he continues his search for a replacement for 38-year-old Paul Scholes.

While a move to England looks increasingly likely for Sneijder, exactly where remains to be seen.

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