Pay dispute leaves Man Utd hopeful over Sneijder

Manchester United could be able to sign long-term target Wesley Sneijder for free in the January transfer window due to a pay dispute with his current club Galatasaray, the Metro has reported.

The 30-year-old recently revealed that he has not been paid by the Turkish side for three months, which activates a clause in his contract stating that the consecutive non-payment of wages on time could lead to him becoming a free agent.

The Red Devils have been linked with a move for Sneijder for over two years, but have failed to agree a fee. He joined Galatasaray in January 2013 after leaving Inter, and has since made 66 appearances and scored 22 goals, helping them to the Super Lig title in his first season.

With his former national team boss Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford, Sneijder is likely to become the subject of renewed interest in January, and should he indeed decide to leave Istanbul, United will be among the leading contenders to claim his signature, although he will have the right to demand a lucrative salary.

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