Sneijder cools United talk after Old Trafford coach hints he could still sign
Published 10:26 30/08/11 By David McDonnell
Wesley Sneijder has closed the door on a move to Manchester United this summer.
The Inter Milan midfielder has been linked with a move to United throughout the summer but has confirmed he will remain in Italy.
Manchester City were also linked with a move for the £35million-rated Holland international, but Sneijder insisted he was staying put - for now.
"I'm staying at Inter," said the Dutchman. "I don't think I'll leave at this moment in the transfer market.
"Manchester United? Anything is possible in football, but I don't think this time something will happen.
"I know that if I were to leave it would have to be for the right price, Inter was clear about that.
"But I have not spoken formally with the two Manchester clubs."
United first-team coach Rene Meulensteen had claimed the club had not abandoned hope of landing Sneijder.
Meulensteen told Dutch magazine Voetbal International: "Sir Alex Ferguson has tremendous confidence in our current squad, but a player the calibre of Wesley Sneijder could well suit us.
"Where there is a will, there's always a way. As club and player really want it, there is always something possible. I do not see why an older player like Sneijder would not fit into our team."