NEWS
Tuesday August 9 2011
Sneijder: 'I had unofficial Man Utd talks'

Wesley Sneijder has confessed to “unofficial talks” with Manchester United. “The situation is that I am now an Inter player.”

The 27-year-old midfielder has been reticent to speak with the media in Italy or England, but gave a video interview with Dutch website nos.nl.

Sneijder was asked if he had been in talks with the Old Trafford club.

“Yes, but Manchester United haven't made an official approach yet. There have been unofficial talks, there have been contacts, but then there are always contacts. I have contacts with everybody.”

He has also been linked with a €36m bid from Manchester City, though they have denied making any such offer.

“The situation is that I am now an Inter player, and chances are that I will still be that come August 31. There is also a chance I could leave,” continued Sneijder.

“That isn't really down to me but the club. I think Inter have been very clear. If a good offer comes in, they have to let me go.

“They don't want to lose me but there is a chance they will let me go. If something crosses my path, I have enough time to make my decision.”

Sneijder was due to be in England for Wednesday's friendly at Wembley, but that international friendly has been cancelled.

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