Tuesday February 21 2012
Sneijder snubbed Zenit switch

Inter playmaker Wesley Sneijder has revealed that he turned down an offer to join Zenit St Petersburg last week.

Russian clubs have until 24 February to sign players and Zenit boss Luciano Spalletti recently confirmed an interest in the Dutchman.

It now seems that the aforementioned interest was transformed into an offer for the former Real Madrid midfielder.

“Yes, there was a bid and it was interesting,” Sneijder told Voetbal International. “They wanted to push ahead with it.

“There was absolutely nothing wrong with their proposal, but I didn’t think it was the right time for me to leave Inter.”

Sneijder’s future at the club has been in doubt since the summer after he was heavily linked with Manchester United.

Inter, though, decided to cash in on Samuel Eto’o instead by selling him to Russian giants Anzhi.

Sneijder has had his fitness issues this term and current boss Claudio Ranieri has admitted that he is struggling to fit the player into his side.

The 27-year-old has scored just one goal in 12 League appearances for the Beneamata so far this season.

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