€13m man perfect for United; Chelsea could make colossal mistake

Stephen Pickering gives his opinion on the top news stories of the day. Manchester United, Chelsea and Everton all feature.

Manchester United are reportedly keen to move on their long-standing interest in Wesley Sneijder. The 29-year-old with 100 goals in 391 games could be available for as little as €13m due to his release clause, although his £4.2m a year wages could be a stumbling block for the club. 

United need to salvage something from their horrendous season, which has left them in 9th position in the league table and 13 points from Arsenal in first. 

Moyes needs to bring in someone who can add that spark to his side straight away and the fact Sneijder is experienced shouldn't be viewed as a bad thing. He has a good reputation for getting goals and assists at the very top levels, and up to the last couple of seasons was viewed as one of the worlds best. 

I think with the World Cup coming up, and likely to be the last Sneijder will be realistically be able to play in - he will have a huge desire to prove himself. 

And the stage at Old Trafford is as big as anywhere else on the planet. 

Another news stories that caught my attention was Chelsea fans are already writing Lukaku off for ever playing for them. 

The recent war of words between Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and Lukaku did leave me a bit uneasy about their future, and it looks like Chelsea fans have took up a similar stance.

The form of Lukaku has made loaning him out look ridiculous, The Belgian hitman has been in tantalising form for Everton and after his impressive spell last season with West Brom, why was it even a shock?

Juventus are reportedly circling the 20-year-old and if they can take advantage of Chelsea's shortsightedness regarding the player, they may possibly land one of the most promising strikers in the world - perhaps, even for a bargain fee. 

It would be an horrific mistake by Chelsea if they were to let the player leave, which quite frankly would shock me if it didn't turn around to leave egg on Mourinho's face. 

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