Tuesday November 27 2012
Anzhi: 'We don't want Sneijder'

Anzhi slammed the door on a January move for unsettled Inter star Wesley Sneijder. “He is not on the list of players who interest us.”

The Russians are the favourites to make a mid-season swoop for the midfielder, who has been told he won’t play again until he accepts a pay cut, although PSG, Manchester City and Manchester United are also options.

“There is a lot of talk about Sneijder, but I can guarantee he is not on the list of players who interest us,” said Anzhi director general Ayvaz Kaziakhmedov told

“The club strategy does not allow for random buys. It all depends on the budget and the objectives we decide along with the Coach.

“We want to build an important squad, but that doesn’t mean we can only do it with headline-grabbing names. Signings have to be thought out. However, I won’t rule out surprises in the transfer window.”

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