Inter Milan ace still craves Old Trafford switch.
Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder has again discussed the possibility of a Manchester United transfer, but indicated that he was more likely to move to the United States when he leaves Italy.
The Netherlands international playmaker has flirted with the Red Devils for almost a year, as it was believed Sir Alex Ferguson wanted him to replace Paul Scholes upon his retirement, but a move never materialised.
“There have never been any concrete contacts with Manchester United,” Sneijder said to Dutch broadcaster Nos. “I see everything, I am not blind, but there is nothing concrete right now.
“I am happy at Inter, but we will see. I currently have no contacts with other clubs and I am living day by day.
“If on the last day of the transfer window an offer had arrived, maybe I would have left.
“The truth is that I feel at home at Inter, but I do not know where I will play next season.”
As for his potential Major League Soccer move, Sneijder was decidedly coy on a timeframe for things to be put into motion.
“A spell in the USA? That is something I think about, but only in the future.”
“I do not think where I will play next season. I have been in the USA with Yolanthe [Sneijder’s wife] because of her work.
“We will surely discuss this in the future, but not now.”
Sneijder will be 28 years old in the summer, but the fact that there is an unwritten law at Old Trafford warning against player recruitment above the age of 27 may scupper any chances the Dutchman would move there anyway.
It appears more likely that he will remain at Internazionale until his contract expires before departing for the MLS.
How close Wesley Sneijder was to a Manchester United transfer we may never know.