There are surprise reports that Wesley Sneijder told Inter he was prepared to cut his wages after all, but President Massimo Moratti replied “it’s too late now.”
The midfielder has been frozen out for several months, as he was told he wouldn’t play for the club again until he agreed to lower his €6m per season wages.
The plan was to extend his contract by an extra year, but keeping the same overall sum, therefore spreading the money more thinly over an extended period.
Sneijder refused and was put on the market, although he continues to drag his heels over giving Galatasaray a response after they agreed a €7.5m transfer fee.
La Gazzetta dello Sport claims today that Sneijder has decided he’d rather take a pay cut and stay at Inter than accept the move to Istanbul.
However, the newspaper also suggests that President Moratti told him “it’s too late now,” as the Nerazzurri are determined to sell.