The newspaper reports that Galatasaray have had a bid of £8.2m accepted by Sneijder’s current club, Inter Milan, but claim that Brendan Rodgers has launched an audacious last minute bid to bring the Dutchman to Anfield.
Sneijder is believed to be stalling on agreeing personal terms with Galatasaray in the hope that a Premier League club will come calling, with the former Real Madrid man known to be keen on a move to England.
The report goes on to say that Ian Ayre has been in conversation with, Boston based bosses, FSG over the course of the last 24 hours in an effort to see what kind of offer can be made. Sneijder’s wage at Inter is a reported £160k a week, and one of the main reasons for his departure from the Milanese club is his apparent refusal to take a wage cut. However with a relatively low transfer fee and after the release of Nuri Sahin, Brendan Rodgers is believed to be confident that a deal can potentially be struck.
At 28 Sneijder is still in his prime and the central midfielder would bring a wealth of experience to what is a relatively young Liverpool side. A player of Sneijder’s calibre and reputation, if signed, would be an important statement from Brendan Rodgers and FSG about where this Liverpool team is headed and would be overwhelmingly supported by fans.
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