Man United free to sign £15m-rated long term target

Manchester United are now in pole position to sign Wesley Sneijder from Galatasaray after a move to Juventus failed to materialise, the Express reports.

The 30-year-old was heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford throughout the summer and Louis van Gaal will now finally be able to sign the Netherlands international if he agrees to meet his £15million price tag.

Despite heavy interest from a number of clubs, Sneijder made a decision to remain at the Turkish side amidst rumours that his relationship with the side had broken down and he was trying to force an exit.

With the Serie A giants now turning their attentions to Arsenal and Liverpool target Henrikh Mkhitaryan, van Gaal will now have to decide whether he needs the services of the Dutch playmaker.

It is believed that the Red Devils could even be preparing a deadline day move for the player despite the fact that the club are still chasing another defensive signing to plug their leaky backline.