Inter Milan Ace Sneijder Set for Galatasaray Switch

John Baines@@bainesyDiego10Correspondent IJanuary 8, 2013

Is Wes on his way to Galatasaray?
Is Wes on his way to Galatasaray?Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder could be set for a sensational move to Galatasaray according to the Turkish club's President. Unal Aysal told GSTV (per The Daily Mail Online):

"I had dinner with [Inter president] Massimo Moratti in Italy on Monday...I can say we made positive progress on the prospect of signing Sneijder...If they will agree on our offer financially then this move will be finalised."

Sneijder has been omitted from the Inter side since the end of September following a contractual dispute, and it is widely expected the Dutchman will be on his way from the San Siro during the January transfer window.

The 28-year-old is sure to attract interest from all over Europe and, despite his contract running until 2015, would be available for a knockdown fee in the region of €15m.

The Serie A club are desperate to get the playmaker off their wage bill after he refused to accept a reduced annual salary.

The former Ajax and Real Madrid man earns a reported €7m a year for the Nerazzurri, but that figure would not be out of reach for a host of clubs that would surely be interested.

Manchester City are said to be long-term admirers of Inter's prized asset and may choose to move in an attempt to help claw back Manchester United's seven-point lead at the top of the English Premier League.

Earlier this month, the player's agent—Soren Lerby—told the BBC his client would be open to a move to the premier League:

"England probably has the top league in Europe, so it could appeal, but Wes would want to play for a top team. Wesley is one of the best midfielders in Europe. He is fully recovered from injury and just loves to play football, so we need to find a solution to his situation with Inter."