Sunday August 7 2011
Mancini: 'Sneijder rumours not true'

Roberto Mancini insists reports Manchester City are targeting Inter star Wesley Sneijder are “not true. We never spoke about him.”

The Gazzetta dello Sport claimed on Saturday that a €36m transfer had already been agreed with a contract worth €6m per season for the midfielder.

“No,” Mancini told Sky Sports after a 3-2 Community Shield defeat to Manchester United. “It is not true

“He is an Inter Milan player. We never spoke about him.”

This means Manchester United remain the favourites to sign Sneijder, who seemed very irritable during Saturday's Italian Super Cup loss to Milan in Beijing.

Inter have refused to rule out a transfer, as today director Marco Branca noted: “Inter won't keep anyone who doesn't want to be here, nor do we want to sell someone unless they are happy with the situation.”