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Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Sneijder keen on United move

ESPNsoccernet staff

Wesley Sneijder has confirmed he would like to join Manchester United and suggested 'unofficial talks' have taken place.

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Sneijder, 27, has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford and, though both clubs have denied talks have taken place, the Inter Milan star revealed at the weekend his club need the money.

Asked if he was keen on a move to Manchester United, Sneijder has now said in a video interview with nos.nl: "Yes, but Manchester United haven't made an official approach yet. There have been unofficial talks, there have been contacts, but then there are always contacts. I have contacts with everybody - you know that [laughs].

"The situation is that I am now an Inter player, and chances are that I will still be that come August 31. There is also a chance I could leave. That isn't really down to me but the club. I think Inter have been very clear: if a good offer comes in, they have to let me go. They don't want to lose me but there is a chance they will let me go. If something crosses my path, I have enough time to make my decision."

Sneijder was set to play for Netherlands at Wembley on Wednesday before the game was cancelled and, asked whether he was planning to stay behind in England for talks, he said: "I don't know."

Netherlands team-mate Rafael van der Vaart said Sneijder will be fully prepared for life in the Premier League.

"Of course he would like to play in England," he told Sky Sports News. "It's the biggest league in the world. He is a good friend of mine and we have contact almost every day. He knows what to expect in the Premier League."

Asked if he will be playing against Sneijder in the upcoming season, he said: "I hope not because Man U are going to be stronger, but he's a great player and he fits in well at Man U."




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