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Manchester United Suffer Blow In Bid To Sign Dutch Playmaker In January

Oranje star wants to stay with the Turkish champions rather than move to the north west. 

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Highly rated Galatasaray midfield player Wesley Sneijder has ruled out joining Premier League champions Manchester United when the winter transfer window opens again for business in the new year, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

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The Red Devils have been heavily linked with the in-demand Netherlands international over the years, with the Premier League giants even coming desperately close to the signing Sneijder from previous club Inter Milan in the summer of 2011 for a whopping transfer fee of £35 million, only for the much-publicised deal to fall through at the very last minute over the player’s massive £200,00o-per-week wage demands.

But with United’s midfield having been struggling badly of late for both inspiration and invention, it was expected that new head coach David Moyes would make his own move for the 29-year-old at some point next month, especially with the club so far behind in the Premier League title race at present.

However, if the Dutchman’s recent quotes on the matter are anything to go by, then Moyes and Co make now have to start looking elsewhere for midfield targets next month, with Sneijder telling  Beyaz TV: “You would know better than me if I received any offers. Up to now there have been no offers.

“There are rumours about me in every transfer window. I look forward to the end of transfer windows so people stop taking about me. I’m very happy here with the team and the fans and I have no reason to leave.

“This type of news always happens. You just need to wait until the end of the window.”

Sneijder has been with the Turkish champions since last January when he arrived in Istanbul from Inter for £8.4m.

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