Eto’o, not Sneijder to arrive in Manchester?

Manchester United’s apparent lengthy pursuit of Wesley Sneijder has yet again taken another turn with Inter once more making it clear that there are no negotiations going on between them, and the Manchester club for their star midfielder.

‘I’ve said it and I’ll repeat it, this is only spoken of in the newspapers and we’re not talking about it. He’s an integral part of our team and there are no negotiations.’ Inter director Ernesto Paolillo stated.

Inferring to an earlier statement the Nerazzurri official had given last week, he continued: ‘If we were to get an irrefutable offer? I have also repeated this many times…if we were to receive – and this applies to Sneijder and any other player – an absolutely irrefutable offer, only in that moment would we think about it. But, I repeat, there are no negotiations.’

Sneijder, the Dutch attacking midfielder, has been heavily linked with the Premiership giants in the British press since last summer’s World Cup in South Africa.

Across town, Manchester City have now become alerted to Inter’s Samuel Eto’o’s latest bust-up at the club. City were thought to be interested in making a swap deal for the Cameroon man, in exchange for Carlos Tevez. But with Inter’s previous insistence that their star striker was not for sale, Maicon was brought up as an option instead.

However City see Eto’o’s value closer to that of Tevez for any muted swap, and a deal could now be back on the cards according to The Daily Mail and Mirror, with Eto’o falling out with new Inter manager Gian Piero Gasperini.