Wesley Sneijder has seemingly ended any prospect of a move to Manchester United by insisting he is staying with Inter Milan.
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Sniejder has been linked with a move to the Premier League for much of the summer - with Chelsea, Manchester City and United all monitoring his progress.
The prospect of a move had been heightened by Inter's desire to raise funds, although they have spoken of their intention to retain their star man.
Sneijder had spoken about being open to the prospect of a switch, but with the transfer window due to close on Wednesday he has now signalled his intention remain at the Giuseppe Meazza.
"I'm staying at Inter," Sneijder told Sender Nos. "I don't think I'll leave at this moment in the transfer market. Manchester United? Anything is possible in football, but I don't think this time something will happen.
"I know that if I were to leave it would have to be for the right price, Inter was clear about that. But I have not spoken formally with the two Manchester clubs."
With Inter having already cut their wage bill after the transfer of Samuel Eto'o to rich Russian side Anzhi, and rumours of a swap deal with Manchester City for Carlos Tevez two weeks ago well and truly over, the prospect of Sneijder moving remains a slim one with only two days of the transfer window remaining.
However, Manchester United first-team coach Rene Meulensteen says that the club have not abandoned hope of landing the Dutchman.
He told Dutch magazine Voetbal International:"Sir Alex Ferguson has tremendous confidence in our current squad, but a player the calibre of Wesley Sneijder could well suit us. Where there is a will, there's always a way. As club and player really want it, there is always something possible. I do not see why an older player like Sneijder would not fit into our team."