Rattled Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to break the bank to finally land Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder. The Daily Star says Fergie was left stunned by United's capitulation to bitter rivals Manchester City in Sunday's 6-1 derby defeat at Old Trafford.

He will now push to splash out £40 million to sign Sneijder.

The Holland and Inter Milan ace has been a long-term target of Fergie's. He spent the whole of last summer trying to sign him but failed to thrash out a deal with the Italian giants.

The Scot was left frustrated as United refused to meet Inter's asking price while Sneijder was demanding in excess of £200,000 a week.

But Fergie remains a big fan of the midfield schemer and knows he would be the ideal replacement for Paul Scholes, who retired in the summer.