Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder believes he will remain with the Serie A side for the foreseeable future – but refused to rule out a move to Manchester United altogether.
The Dutchman has been repeatedly linked with the Old Trafford-based outfit over the summer, and appeared open to a move before speculation began to cool as the start of the season approached.
While a move seemed to be on the cards at one point the former Real Madrid midfielder’s wages and transfer fee appeared to be a sticking point, and now with the transfer deadline fast approaching a move looks dead in the water.
Speaking to Dutch TV channel NOS, Sneijder admitted that he would most likely stay at the San Siro, but refused to say that a move to Manchester United or their cross-city rivals Manchester City was out of the equation.
I’m staying at Inter. I don’t think I’ll leave at this moment of market,” Sneijder said.
“Manchester United? Anything is possible in football, but I don’t think this time something will happen.”
“I know that if I were to leave it would have be for the right price, Inter was clear about that. But I have not spoken formally with the two Manchester clubs.” He added.
United are still in the hunt for a creative midfielder to fill the void left behind by the recently retired Paul Scholes, but are unlikely to act in this transfer window with the deadline fast approaching.
Next summer appears to be a more likely time for Sir Alex Ferguson to add to his squad after his current side have made an excellent start to the new season, while the Scot has often spoken of his desire to find value in the transfer market, something he is unlikely to find during the January window.