Tuesday July 12 2011
Branca: 'Sneijder is not for sale'

Inter director Marco Branca shot down Manchester United's interest. “Wesley Sneijder is not for sale and we received no formal offer.”

The British and Italian newspapers have reported that a deal could be struck in the next few days for €39m, but the Nerazzurri paint a very different picture.

“There is nothing to update,” declared technical director Branca in an official Press conference this afternoon.

“It's not surprising Sneijder is wanted by other clubs, but we have received no formal offer, nor do we intend to wait for one.

“We know what we have to do and there are no meetings planned with his agent. Sneijder is not for sale.”

Meanwhile, Branca confirmed the Nerazzurri interest in Genoa's Rodrigo Palacio, but not that Goran Pandev refused an exchange.

“It's true we're thinking about Palacio, but Goran did not refuse simply because we never asked him if he wanted to move.

“We have to finalise a few details this afternoon for Jonathan, so he could be here at the pre-season training camp either this evening or tomorrow.

“Arturo Vidal is not part of our strategy. We're keeping an eye on various situations, but already have many midfielders considering the Coach will play with only two or three in the middle.”