Monday December 3 2012
Sneijder: I won’t sign Inter deal

Wesley Sneijder has released a brief statement in which he has underlined that he won’t sign a reduced wage contract at Inter.

The club want the player, who has been left out of the side in recent weeks, to accept a cut in his €6m salary in return for a longer deal – from 2015 to 2016 – at San Siro.

Sneijder and his agent met with club officials on Monday to discuss the situation, but the player has made it clear that he won’t put pen to paper on the proposed terms.

“At this moment in time I have no reason to sign,” the former Real Madrid man commented. “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.”

Sneijder’s decision will come as a blow to the club and President Massimo Moratti who, earlier today, was hopeful that a resolution would be reached.

“I’m convinced that, with good sense, there can be a solution,” Moratti told Sky Sport Italia. “There is a certain amount of satisfaction from Inter, now it is up to the player.”

The midfielder hasn’t played since he was asked to accept a cut, but Moratti insists he has not been frozen out of the side.

“He’s one of our players and he will play, or is at least available, for the Coach and for me. But he’ll play when he is ready and not because his name is Sneijder.”