Inter hopeful Sneijder will stay

The Holland midfielder, who is under contract at the San Siro until

June 2015, has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester

United and Chelsea. “I have no doubt that Sneijder is a great

player,” Gasperini said at his first press conference as Inter

coach. “It’s difficult to know what can happen in the next 50 days

of the transfer market. “Inter want to become even stronger. “Two

years ago (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic left the club but the team was

strengthened and became even stronger. “Wesley’s situation does not

worry me. “In recent years, Inter have made fewer mistakes in the

transfer market than other clubs and have made the best choices.

Hence, I can only be optimistic.” Gasperini did not confirm or deny

reports in the Italian media that Inter have signed Argentinian

midfielder Ricardo Alvarez from Velez Sarsfield. Alvarez is also a

reported target of Arsenal and Roma. “Alvarez is a great player,”

said Gasperini. “In the case he did come to Inter, it would be an

important addition.”