Manchester United Transfer News: Latest on Wesley Sneijder Transfer Saga

Devil in a New DressSenior Writer IAugust 17, 2011

MILAN, ITALY - MARCH 20:  Wesley Sneijder of Inter Milan in action during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale Milano and Lecce at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on March 20, 2011 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)
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Reports today claim that any possible deal between bringing Wesley Sneijder to Manchester United from Inter Milan is well and truly off.

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti spoke to the media saying that Sneijder would not be sold this summer. He also described the midfield maestro as "untouchable."

Sneijder had been linked to the Premier League champions all summer, with the Dutch international recently claiming that he could be sold for the right price and that "unofficial talks" had begun.

These reports were quashed by Moratti, who claimed that there had never been any such negotiations. Moratti told Gazetta dello Sport, "Sneijder is going nowhere."

Moratti also divulged that his resolve to keep Netherlands international Wesley Sneijder has been influenced by the possible departure of striker Samuel Eto'o, who is set to join big-spending Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.

The Inter Milan president said, "It doesn't matter whether Eto'o stays put or leaves the club. Sneijder was untouchable before the situation with Eto'o and he has become even more so now Eto'o could leave."

Moratti also confirmed that there had been interest for Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, but believes that a deal is unlikely.