London: Inter Milan's Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder is ready to sign for Manchester United this week in a club record 35 million pound deal.
If the Inter Milan midfielder accepts the offer, his pay package would even surpass Wayne Rooney's 220,000 pounds a week.
"Everyone expects Wesley's move to United to be announced soon, maybe as early as Wednesday," an Inter player was quoted as saying by The Sun.
With Sneijder's recruitment, Manchester United have taken their summer spendings to more than 85 million pounds, five million pounds more than what they made when they sold Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid in July 2009.
The newspaper quoting an anonymous source said the 27-year-old Dutchman has even spoken to his compatriot Nigel de Jong to find out where are the best places to live in Manchester.
"It all looks imminent, no matter what Inter or Wesley may say in public. It seems Inter want to sell but don't want to admit it, while Wesley wants to go but doesn't want to say it. It's a good move for him and good business for Inter," the source said.
Sneijder joined the Italians from Real Madrid in 2009 and helped them win the Champions League, Serie A and Coppa Italia in his first season in Milan. But in his last term, injuries restricted him to just 25 appearances as Inter finished runners-up to rivals AC Milan in the race for the Serie A crown.