The World Cup finalist is believed to have been interested in a move to Old Trafford, but the Italian giants have expressed their reluctancy to let their star man leave for anything less than £37m. Alex Ferguson has dismissed reports suggesting that talks were underway between the two clubs, and it would seem as though this valuation of the Dutchman has decreased the likelihood of a transfer taking place significantly.
The retirement of Paul Scholes has left Ferguson looking for a replacement; however the Scot insisted that this would not be easy. “I don’t think we will find another Paul Scholes” he said, “but what we can do is find a replica.” Sneijder had been tipped by many to become the Scholes ‘replica’ at United, but Ferguson is adamant that there is nothing to tell regarding the possibility of him joining the English champions.
Ferguson emphasises that his lack of interest in signing Sneijder is due to “a number of reasons” and it seems that the rather hefty price tag that has been placed on Inter’s playmaker is certainly going to have been one of them. United also look to have missed out on both Samir Nasri and Luka Modric, and Ferguson must now focus his attention elsewhere in order to identify a suitable replacement for Paul Scholes – any possible move for Sneijder however, looks to have fallen through.