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Gala, Inter agree to Wesley Sneijder deal

January 12, 2013
By Press Association

Galatasaray has reached an agreement with Inter Milan over the transfer of Wesley Sneijder, and the Turkish club says talks with the player are ongoing.

Reports earlier this week suggested Galatasaray had a 10-million-euro ($13.3 million) bid accepted by Inter and there was strong speculation in Turkey on Saturday that the deal had been done.

Galatasaray responded by confirming a deal is in place with Inter while adding there was no agreement yet with the 28-year-old Holland international.

"The transfer of Wesley Sneijder has been agreed between Inter and the club and negotiations are ongoing with the player," a statement on the club's official website read.

Friday, Sneijder's agent Soren Lerby had said a deal could be done as early as Saturday.

Wesley Sneijder
AssociatedWesley Sneijder has fallen out of favor at Inter under manager Andrea Stramaccioni.

"The talks started (on Thursday) and (Friday) a delegation from the club arrived to meet him," Lerby told Gazzetta dello Sport. "Now the decision lies with him. Anything is possible in football and Turkey is fast becoming a hot destination.

"If everything goes to plan the deal will go through. We will wake up tomorrow and everything will be more clear."

Sneijder has cut an isolated figure at the San Siro this season, making just five league appearances and publicly refusing to accept a 2-million-euro ($2.7 million) wage cut.

Turkish Super Lig leader Galatasaray is on a three-week winter break and eager to add Sneijder to its ranks before next week's trip to Kasimpasa.