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Manchester United Transfer News: Wesley Sneijder Deal Talks Close

CARSON, CA - JUNE 03:  Dutch footballer Wesley Sneijder and wife Yolanthe Cabau attend the MLS match between D.C. United and the Los Angeles Galaxy at The Home Depot Center on June 3, 2011 in Carson, California. United and the Galaxy played to a 0-0 draw.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
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Devil in a New DressSenior Writer IAugust 10, 2011

Wesley Sneijder himself has given the biggest indication that a deal taking him to Manchester United could happen very soon after admitting talks have begun.

Speaking in a video interview on Dutch website, the Inter Milan midfielder said he would like to join the Old Trafford outfit:

Yes, but Manchester United have not made an official approach yet. There have been unofficial talks, there have been contacts, but I have contacts with everybody.

In July, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson denied any approach for Sneijder saying: "I have not been involved in this situation. There is no real interest for a lot of reasons. There is nothing I can tell you about it."

However in the recent interview, Sneijder said:

The situation is that I am now an Inter player and chances are that I will still be that come 31 August. 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.

Inter Milan chief executive has suggested that the club could sell Sneijder:

Is Wesley definitely not for sale? I don't think there's anything that can't be sold, it all depends on the price. You never say no if a big opportunity comes your way, but it does have to be a real opportunity.


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