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."