The Daily Mail says Ferguson will have been encouraged by Inter Milanâ€™s unusual statement on their official website that their Holland midfielder had pulled out of training for â€˜personal reasonsâ€™.
They also stated he would not be available for Sundayâ€™s prestige home friendly against Olympiakos.
The 27-year-old has been Sir Alexâ€™s main transfer target all summer as he seeks a replacement for the retired Paul Scholes.
The Dutchman would command a transfer fee in excess of Â£30million, but it had appeared that matching his Â£250,000-a-week San Siro wages ruled out any official approach.
There's now reports Sneijder is willing to slash his personal demands to get a move to United.