Report: LA FC facing Serie A battle for Sneijder’s signature

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An opponent from Serie A has emerged as a potential blip in the plans of Los Angeles FC.

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According to Sky Sports Italia, Sampdoria is looking to sign LA FC target and Dutch international Wesley Sneijder as the 33-year-old contemplates the next stage of his career.

Reports earlier in the week declared that LA FC had tabled an offer of $3.5 million per season for Sneijder as the 2018 expansion side looks to establish some momentum heading into its inaugural season.

The veteran Dutchman currently plays for Turkish powerhouse Galatasaray — where he’s played since joining the club in 2013 from Inter Milan.

LA FC is seeking its first Designated Player signing and major move to welcome the club to MLS next season. Reports surfaced earlier in June suggesting the Los Angeles side was closing in on a move for Mexican international Andres Guardado, however, no deal has been struck to this point.