Manchester United Transfer News: Latest Updates on Wesley Sneijder and More

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistDecember 10, 2012

MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 23:  Wesley Sneijder of FC Inter Milan shouts during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale Milano and AC Siena at San Siro Stadium on September 23, 2012 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
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Manchester United moved six points clear of rival Manchester City with a derby victory over the weekend. While the Red Devils are now in the driver's seat to win another Premier League title, a couple of moves in January could help seal the deal.

Wesley Sneijder continues to be the most talked about player linked to Manchester United. His ongoing issues with Inter Milan have shown no signs of ending, leading to plenty of speculation about where he might end up in January.

Let's take a look at some of the latest news involving Sneijder and others involved in transfer talk concerning United, both in terms of acquisitions and departures.


Wesley Sneijder

Sneijder is one of the top midfielders in the world and has been a United target for a while. Given his contract status, it seems like the January window would be the club's best chance of getting a deal done. However, they will face competition if he's made available.

Marcus Kwesi O'Mard of NESN cites multiple reports that Paris Saint-Germain is already closing in on a deal for the out-of-favor superstar. It would be another high-profile signing for the French side, which isn't afraid to spend money to build its roster.

Nothing can be made official until the window opens, so there's still time for United to make a strong push for Sneijder. A lot will depend on whether Sir Alex Ferguson believes he's the player who can secure a title or if the squad can do it without adding his contract.


Patrice Evra

Speaking of PSG, they have also been linked to Evra. The United defender spent part of his youth career with the Ligue 1 side and represents France at the international level, making him a prime target as the big-spending club looks to upgrade its back line.

Evra doesn't believe it's a realistic move, though. ESPN passed along his thoughts about the links to PSG, but he sounds committed to the Red Devils for the foreseeable future.

For now, there is nothing to do. I have a year left on my contract. I am at Manchester United. I am captain and I am happy.

But it's always a pleasure to be wanted by a club such as Paris St Germain, especially as I am Parisian.

The United back line has been shaky at times during the campaign, which has led to talk about changes at the back. That said, Evra remains a major part of the squad and it would be a shock to see him leave the Red Devils.


Robert Lewandowski

Lewandowski remains on the United radar as he continues to impress with Borussia Dortmund. Ferguson knows a club can never have enough attacking talent when chasing a title, and the 24-year-old Polish sensation fits the bill.

Just like with Sneijder, however, there's competition. Romeo Agresti of reports Juventus are also interested in Lewandowski. They are hoping he will be available for a summer move after the club chases Fernando Llorente in January.

Both squads are leading their respective leagues and have a similar need for striker depth, so it would be interesting if they went head-to-head for the Dortmund star. The Borussians will surely be looking for a king's ransom in return, though.