Sneijder edging closer to Sampdoria

Wesley Sneijder is set for a return to the Italian Serie A after being deemed surplus to requirements at Turkish giants Galatasaray.

Manager Igor Tudor admitted earlier in June that the veteran playmaker could be allowed to leave Gala due to his exorbitant wages and his changes in tactics wouldn't accommodate the ageing legs of the 33-year-old.

His agent Guido Albers confirmed that Sampdoria have moved first to secure the former Real Madrid man's signature for next season and his client is seriously considering the offer.

"Wesley wants Sampdoria, it is his top priority right now between the several abroad possibilities," he told Secolo. "Wesley has always been loved where he went, not one problem created, not one polemic."

Sneijder is considered as one of the most decorated footballers in European football and was part of the memorable treble winning campaign with Internazionale in the 2009/10 season.