Real reduce Sneijder asking price

Real Madrid have reportedly lowered their asking price for Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder, increasing the chances of him completing a move away from Spain this summer.

The playmaker has made 52 league appearances - netting 11 times - since joining the Madridistas in 2007.

However, following the expensive acquisitions of Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Alvaro Arbeloa and Xabi Alonso, Real are open to offers for Dutch quintet Sneijder, Rafael van der Vaart, Arjen Robben, Roysten Drenthe and Ruud van Nistelrooy, while Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has already joined AC Milan. Sneijder - who has been capped 53 times by his country - has been linked with moves to Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and Inter Milan, with the latter believed to keen to recruit the midfielder as a replacement for stricken Argentine Esteban Cambiasso.

Previous reports suggested that the Nerazzuri  were close to agreeing a €7 million deal to take Sneijder on loan for the season, with the option to make the move permanent for an added €13 million next summer.

However, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Real are now willing to accept €15 million for Sneijder's services, paid in three seperate instalments - a deal thought to be much more to Inter's liking.

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