Manchester United have highlighted Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder as the perfect replacement for veteran Paul Scholes, according to the Daily Mail.
The 26-year-old enjoyed a fantastic World Cup and was an integral part of the treble winning Inter Milan side of last year.
Inter president Massimo Moratti said: “The interest from Manchester United in Sneijder is real, but I didn’t look into it. My only interest is seeing Sneijder play here for many more years to come.”
Loans stars to return.
Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that United’s host of youth prospects will return for their loan spells at the end of the year.
Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley and Federico Macheda are currently flourishing at their respective loan clubs, but Ferguson has no intention of letting any of them leave in the summer.
“They will come back into the first-team squad and they will get plenty of games next season,” he told United’s official website. “They are part of the band of young players coming through at this club. They will all come back in.
“Cleverley has done very well, particularly in his spell at Watford and then at Wigan. He has improved in each case and he is going to be a top player.
“Welbeck has been fantastic too, it’s just unfortunate that he picked up a bad injury. But they will all be ready for next year.”
Brown set for exit.
Former England defender Wes Brown is set to leave Old Trafford in search of regular first team football, reports the Daily Mirror.
Both Everton and Sunderland have reportedly signalled their interest in Brown who has slipped down the pecking order this season after the arrival of Chris Smalling.
The 31-year-old has spent his entire career at Old Trafford and has gone on to make over 200 appearances but he will have just one year left on his contract in the summer and there has been no indication of a new deal from United.