Juventus chasing Sneijder deal

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The 30-year-old Netherlands playmaker had been tipped to make a move to the Premier League but Turin giants Juve have emerged as front-runners in the race for his signature.

Juventus head coach??Massimiliano Allegri said:??”It’s not easy to reinforce Juve, but we have some very clear ideas and it’s no secret that we are looking for an attacking midfielder and a defender.

“Sneijder has tremendous technical quality and would complete an already very strong part of the team, creating competition for places.

“He wouldn’t be able to play in the Champions League but we have to be realistic and see who is out there.”

Sneijder spent over three years in Serie A with Inter between 2009 and early 2013 – winning the Champions League, Serie A and two Coppa Italias in the process.