Sir Alex Ferguson’s club left in pole position to sign Wesley Sneijder.
After Fenerbache manager Aykut Kocaman distanced his club from signing Inter playmaker in January, Manchester United were left at the front of the queue to sign him if they want to follow-up their interest, reports talkSPORT. “Our interest in Sneijder is zero. If we were interested, I wasn’t aware of it,” he told Radyspor.
The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a move for the 90-cap Dutch international several times in the past, with Sneijder close to joining last season’s Premier League runners-up in the summer of 2011.
Currently out-of-favour at the San Siro, the 28-year-old playmaker is involved in a pay dispute over his wages at Inter – reportedly £200,000-a-week – as the club look to cut-costs. Inter technical director Marco Branca said last month that Sneijder wouldn’t play again until a deal will be reached about his future and his contract
On Monday the player released a statement saying: “At this moment in time I have no reason to sign. How can I accept a new contract under these conditions when I am not even playing? As it stands, my decision is to not sign for Inter.” With Dutchman unwilling to take a large cut off his earning, the club have admitted they may be forced to sell one of their prized assets in the transfer window.
At the Old Trafford he would be joining compatriots Robin Van Persie and Alex Buttner.
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