Sneijder set to stay put
Dutch playmaker has no desire to leave Inter
By Nadia Carminati. Last Updated: July 11, 2011 2:38pm
Wesley Sneijder admits he would be disappointed if Inter Milan decide to offload him this summer.
The Dutch playmaker continues to be heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, with some reports suggesting the Red Devils have already lodged a big-money bid.
Sneijder has only been with Inter for two seasons, with Jose Mourinho having lured him to Italy during his time in charge at Giuseppe Meazza.
He claims he has no desire to cut his Serie A adventure short, despite the reported interest from afar.
The 27-year-old acknowledges that he may be forced out of the door if Inter accept a bid for his services, but insists he will not be pushing for a move.
"If the club decide to sell me, I'll go where they tell me to go," Sneijder told Vanity Fair.
"If that happens I would be very sorry. My wife and I are happy in Milan and I would miss the city and Inter.
"But anything can happen in football.
"When I was sold from Real Madrid to Inter, I had hoped to stay in Spain. In a few minutes our life changed completely."
New Inter boss Gian Piero Gasperini has no intention of selling Sneijder and is confident the Holland international will remain with the Nerazzurri.
Speaking from Inter's training camp in Pinzolo, he said: "Sneijder is a great player, a top player. His approach has been more than positive.
"He is here (at Pinzolo) and he wants to remain with us."
Meanwhile, Gasperini has revealed that Inter are closing on a deal for Santos full-back Jonathan.
The 25-year-old has a €15million (£13.2m) release clause in his contract and Inter are ready to meet that valuation.
Gasperini said: "His arrival is imminent."