Wesley Sneijder is ready to leave Inter Milan on a free transfer. The Sunday Mirror says Sneijder, a £35million target for Manchester United 18 months ago, is taking legal advice to discover whether he can force his departure from the San Siro after being ordered to take a pay-cut by the Italian giants.

Inter want to slash his £180,000-a-week wages by half - and have told him he will continue to be frozen out by coach Andrea Stramaccioni until he signs the new deal.

Sneijder, 28, will ask FIFA to intervene but has already been assured he is within his rights to walk out on Inter for breach of contract and restraint of trade.

Manchester City, Tottenham and Liverpool have all been informed of Sneijder's impending availability. And although Paris St Germain and Fenerbahce have made their interest clear, the player would prefer a move to England.