United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been a long-time admirer of the Dutch playmaker and came extremely close to securing his signature during the summer.
Sneijder has proven himself to be an integral part of the Inter squad over the years, but his reluctance to sign a new contract has seen him left out of the first-team, and the former Real Madrid player is understood to be unsettled with his situation at the club.
And Inter club president Massimo Moratti hinted that a move for Sneijder may be on the cards in January if he still refuses to commit to the Nerazzurri.
"Sneijder isn't playing because the coach doesn't think he's at his best, above all psychologically," club president Massimo Moratti was quoted as saying by ESPN.
"For us it's natural to look for a way to not be forced to sell him and he has the right to not accept our offer. If it stays like, the solution will be on the transfer market."
This will come as welcome news to Ferguson as he seeks a suitable replacement for the ageing Paul Scholes in the middle of the park.
Sneijder, a dead-ball specialist with the vision and ability to open up tight defences with his accurate passes, certainly fits the bill of the type of player Ferguson is looking for, and the 70-year-old tactician will undoubtedly be eager to see the Dutchman link up with Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie up front.
According to ESPN, Ferguson is planning to offer Nani to Inter as part of an audacious transfer bid to pry Sneijder away from the San Siro, with the Portuguese winger having lost the faith of the United manager.
For now, Ferguson will turn his attention to the Premier League as league leaders United take on newly-promoted side Reading on Saturday.