A source close to Wesley Sneijder has quashed talk that that the Inter Milan playmaker could be set for a January move to the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur.
Netherlands international Sneijder, 28, has not played for Inter since September due to an ongoing contract dispute.
Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas is believed to be a keen admirer of the former Real Madrid star but reports that he had signed a deal to move to White Hart Lane appear to be wide of the mark.
Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad quotes the source as saying: "There is nothing, absolutely nothing true about that [move to Tottenham]”, but added that it isn’t likely to be the last speculation surrounding the future of Sneijder during the transfer window.
The newspaper report continues that Sneijder’s annual salary is believed to be around the €10 million mark pricing him out of the market for a lot of top clubs, including Manchester United where he was previously a target, and Spurs, possibly marking him out as an option to only the richest Russian superpowers.