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Nike comes to party to smooth Sneijder Man Utd move

Nike are playing a role in Manchester United's pursuit of Inter Milan ace Wesley Sneijder.

The Mirror says Sneijder has a personal sponsorship deal with Nike - who are United's main clothing sponsor - and there are suggestions the US sportswear giants could enhance their deal with the Dutchman to ensure the arrival of one of their big-name players at their biggest club.

The Dutch star has a tax-free deal in Italy equating to around £250,000 a week, so with United's wage structure topping out at around £180,000 a week there is still some way to go.

The Old Trafford club, though, have sweeteners to add to any deal.

Their worldwide popularity greatly enhances the image rights-related package they can offer to prospective signings.

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