Inter agree Sneijder deal

Inter Milan have agreed to sign Real Madrid midfielder Wesley Sneijder, according to reports in Italy. The Nerazzuri  will pay the Madridistas €15 million, after the Spanish giants agreed to lower their original asking price of  €20 million for Sneijder's services. The playmaker made 52 league appearances - netting 11 times - after joining from Ajax in 2007. But following the expensive acquisitions of Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Alvaro Arbeloa and Xabi Alonso, Real are keen to recoup some of the €200 million spent during the close-season, with Sneijder, Rafael van der Vaart, Arjen Robben, Roysten Drenthe and Ruud van Nistelrooy all available for transfer, while Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has already joined AC Milan.

Sneijder - who has been capped 53 times by his country - has also been linked with Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa. But with Inter having lost Argentine enforcer Esteban Cambiasso through injury, Inter are keen to land a suitable replacement as soon as possible. Real general director Jorge Valdano was believed to have flown to Germany on Wednesday - where Madrid were playing Borussia Dortmund in a friendly - to speak face to face with Sneijder about a move to the San Siro. The Dutchman took no part in the Spaniards' easy 5-0 win.

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