Sunday July 17 2011
Stankovic bets on Sneijder

Dejan Stankovic is confident Wesley Sneijder won't join Manchester United. “I'll bet you a pizza and a beer he's staying with Inter.”

Reports continue to link the Dutchman with a €39m transfer to Old Trafford despite both clubs denying these stories.

“I bet you a pizza and a beer that Wes is staying with Inter,” grinned teammate Stankovic.

“In a couple of days, you'll see that he takes the microphone himself and declares he is 100 per cent sticking with us.”

It is rumoured Sneijder could leave because he does not fit into the tactical system of Gian Piero Gasperini.

“People talk so much about a 3-4-3 or a 4-3-3, but nothing changes on the pitch, because you still need to defend and attack. The Coach is explaining his new ideas and we have to quickly understand what he wants of us.”

Gasp was drafted in after Leonardo opted to become the new director of sport at Paris Saint-Germain.

“He didn't disappoint me, but I was surprised. We even spoke after his departure. We wished each other well and now go along our own paths.”

Stankovic was also asked for his view on the Calciopoli scandal, as new evidence is probably not enough to have the 2006 title revoked from Inter due to the statute of limitations.

“I haven't thought about it in a long time. However, the news that the Scudetto is ours does put an end to it. I agree with President Massimo Moratti: it's good news.”