United show Sneijder interest


Internazionale president Massimo Moratti has confirmed that Manchester United have shown an interest in trying to sign Dutch World Cup star Wesley Sneijder from the European champions.

The 26-year-old playmaker helped Inter to the treble of Champions League, Serie A and Coppa Italia glory last season, before starring for the Netherlands in their run to the World Cup final in South Africa.

A 25million euro fee has been mentioned for Sneijder's services, but Moratti is unlikely to sanction such a deal.

He told Sky Sport Italia: "The interest from Manchester United in Sneijder is real, but I didn't look into it in an attempt not to fall into temptation."

Sneijder's agent, Soren Lerby, had earlier commented that talks over a contract extension at the San Siro are imminent, with the Dutchman's current deal running out in the summer of 2013.

Lerby told De Telegraaf: "Wesley could stay until 2015. After the World Cup we will go to Milan and sit around the table with the directors."

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