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Moratti claims United interest

July 7, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti believes Manchester United are interested in signing Wesley Sneijder.

Wesley Sneijder
GettyImagesWesley Sneijder has enjoyed a hugely successful year

United target Sneijder

Reports in the UK press claimed this week that United were hoping to tie up a £25 million deal for Sneijder, who has been a key figure in taking Netherlands to this summer's World Cup final.

Moratti has now confirmed he believes the reports are correct but insists he has no intention of allowing the midfielder to leave.

"I believe that it's true, but I don't want to ask for too much so as not to fall into temptation," he said. "I am enjoying watching Sneijder at the World Cup and I will enjoy watching him at Inter next year too.

"It's a great satisfaction to know that Inter's players are so desired on the market because it means that they are very good."

Sneijder's agent, Soren Lerby, has also suggested Sneijder - currently contracted until 2013 - could sign an extension to his current deal.

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