Sneijder future in doubt
Wesley Sneijder's agent has revealed that talks over a new deal at Inter Milan have broken down.
By Gerrit van Leeuwen
Last Updated: 22/09/10 9:27am
Wesley Sneijder's agent has revealed that talks over a new deal at Inter Milan have broken down and he is not happy with the club.
Sneijder has emerged as one of the finest players in the world over the past 12 months after joining Inter from Real Madrid last summer.
He helped the club win the UEFA Champions League as well as Serie A and the Coppa Italia, and was not interested in moving over the summer despite reported interest from Manchester United.
The midfielder revealed earlier this month that he was hopeful of signing a contract extension, with Inter believed to be keen on an agreement that would keep him at Giuseppe Meazza until 2015.
However, Sneijder's long-term future now appears in doubt after his representative Soren Lerby declared Inter had 'broken their promise'.
"Financially we can't work out a deal. Negotiations have been pulled off and will only be restarted if Inter will show an opening," Lerby told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.
"Wesley was contacted by clubs across Europe after the World Cup final, but he was very happy in Italy at Inter.
"He felt he couldn't leave the club after just one season and the very flattering words of owner Massimo Moratti, who stated he would be the leader for the coming years.
"Wesley would get a fantastic wage and he would get a clause with a high transfer fee. Unfortunately Inter couldn't keep their promise."
Sneijder has been linked with a move back to Real Madrid, where he would be reunited with former Inter boss Jose Mourinho, and Lerby admits this is playing on the mind of the Dutchman.
He explained: "Inter's attitude gives him an awkward feeling. And this is strengthened by the interest of Real Madrid."