Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Man Utd are alerted to Wesley Sneijder’s contract situation.
Manchester United could be set to renew their interest in Wesley Sneijder after he was told he won’t play for Inter Milan again until he signs a new contract on reduced terms, according to the Daily Mail.
The Dutchman has so far refused to accept a new less-lucrative contract and club director Marco Branca has confirmed the player wont be considered for first team duties until the situation is resolved.
Sneijder was once regarded as one of the world’s best play-makers as he led Inter to the Champions League trophy in 2010 and was rewarded with a new bumper five-year deal worth £200,00-a-week to ward-off interest from Manchester United – who were keen to lure him to Old Trafford.
Fitness problems meant he only managed 28 appearances last season and Sir Alex Ferguson made an attempt to sign him once again in the summer but a deal was scuppered due to the players high wage demands.
However, a move may be resurrected as early as January if his situation doesn’t change soon. Inter are keen to cut spending and have identified Sneijder’s contract as an area where cut backs can be made. The 28-year-old has been left out of Inter’s squad to face Parma tonight and Branca confirmed he won’t be considered while negotiations continue.
‘We’ve been negotiating with him for a while and we need to modify his contract.
‘We want to give him time to think about it and so we won’t be using him for the time being.’
Branca is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail
Coach Andrea Stramaccioni is keen for the players situation to be resolved quickly, but understands the clubs position on the matter.
‘Obviously, I hope the situation can be resolved as soon as possible.
‘I speak daily with both Wesley, and with the president. So I know the situation.’
‘I think the issue is simpler than people may think. Over the summer the club decided to have some very clear guidelines that we wanted to use throughout the transfer campaign.
‘I have enormous respect for Wesley as a player and a man, but right now my position as the coach is not to select him for the good of the club.
‘Having said that, I am going to Parma with great players at my disposal.’
Stramaccioni is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail
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Sneijder is due to earn around £20m over the next two years on his current deal but Inter have proposed a new five-year contract to 2017 worth £30m.
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