AC Milan Transfer News: Manchester United Target Wesley Sneijder Wants Milan?

Tim Fontenault@Tim_FontenaultCorrespondent IMay 22, 2012

Could this superstar Dutchman be trading in his blue and black for his rival's red and black?
Could this superstar Dutchman be trading in his blue and black for his rival's red and black?Dino Panato/Getty Images

According to Goal.comManchester United target and Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder is reportedly very interested in joining arch-rival AC Milan.

The 27-year-old Dutchman has been a target of Manchester United and Manchester City for the better part of a year. After success at Ajax and Real Madrid, Sneijder joined Inter in 2009 and was vital to Jose Mourinho's side claiming the Treble and winning Serie A, Coppa Italia and the UEFA Champions League title. A month later, Sneijder put in a world class performance in South Africa leading the Netherlands to the World Cup Final.

Sneijder had a down year in 2011-12, playing only 20 Serie A matches for Inter. He was injured on five separate occasions for a total of about 10 weeks.

It appears that Sneijder is now ready to move on from Inter Milan, whose season was less than forgettable by club standards, going through three managers, facing relegation at one point and finishing sixth in the league, the lowest finish since the 1998-99 season.

According to the report, Sneijder's agent, Soren Lerby, has informed Milan CEO Adriano Galliani that his client wants to switch dressing rooms at the San Siro, but no formal talks have taken place.

Sneijder has apparently begun the work himself by contacting close friend and Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, whom he spoke to shortly before the final Milan Derby earlier this month.

It seems clear that Sneijder is set to snub an England move and stay in Milan, but wants to be playing at the highest level, the Champions League.

Milan are also expected to make a move for Santos playmaker Paulo Henrique Ganso, but there may only be room for one at the club right now. Who should Milan take: the 27-year-old world class and proven star or the 22-year-old youngster who still hasn't played on the European level and may also cost Milan Robinho?