The Telegraph says Sneijderâ€™s enthusiasm to engineer a move to Old Trafford has made the 27-year-old Inter Milan playmaker United's most viable option to strengthen midfield.
Sneijder will this week meet Massimo Moratti, the Inter owner, at the Italian sideâ€™s pre-season retreat at Pinzolo to discuss his future.
That would appear to rule out Malaga, the Arab-owned Spanish side, who are thus far the only team to have made a firm offer for his services after informing Inter they would pay their Â£32million asking price. Conversely, Sneijder is prepared to agitate for a move to Old Trafford.
Moratti is also expected to convene a meeting of Interâ€™s board â€” suggestions in Milan indicate that may be as soon as Tuesday â€” to discuss the possibility of allowing a player in the prime of his career to leave San Siro.