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No bids for Sneijder yet - agent

July 9, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Inter Milan star Wesley Sneijder's agent insists there have been no concrete bids at this stage as reports suggest Malaga have joined Manchester United in the race for his signature.

Wesley Sneijder
GettyImagesMalaga and Manchester United are being strongly linked with Wesley Sneijder

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New Inter coach Gian Piero Gasperini recently said he was "optimistic" about the Sneijder situation, but was less than conclusive about where the 27-year-old would be at the end of the window. "It's difficult to know what can happen," he said.

With Sir Alex Ferguson on the lookout for a replacement for Paul Scholes, there has been heavy speculation of a move to Old Trafford, with Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen labelling him an "ideal" signing.

However, Malaga - who have already invested heavily this summer - are said to have made a bid, with transfer consultant Ernesto Bronzetti saying this week: "A friend of mine who has a restaurant chain, including one near Malaga which is run by his brother, confirmed to me that he learned from Malaga's executives they had made an offer of €35 million for Sneijder."

The Gazzetta dello Sport has claimed Inter will hold talks on Monday and Tuesday over whether to sell Sneijder, but the player's agent says no official bid has been lodged at this stage.

"It's not so strange to see Sneijder's name linked to the top sides who want to strengthen their squads," Soren Lerby told Voetbal International.

"In any case, I believe that it's still early for those big clubs to act in a definitive manner. What I can say for sure is that Wes has a contract until 2015 with Inter and there is nothing concrete at the moment."