The Daily Express says Inter have told Chelsea they want £33 million for Sneijder.
Inter are holding out for a massive fee for Dutch midfielder Sneijder, but have hinted a deal involving cash plus either Michael Essien or Florent Malouda might clinch a move.
Chelsea face competition from both Manchester United and Manchester City. Guus Hiddink, expected to be named as Chelsea’s new manager next week when a settlement deal with the Turkish Football Federation is thrashed out, has singled out Sneijder as one of the key players he wants.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is still reluctant to meet Inter’s massive price for the 26-year-old – and even more of an obstacle is Sneijder’s massive £175,000 a week wages.