Inter Milan has again insisted there are no negotiations taking place with Manchester United regarding a deal for Wesley Sneijder.
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United has repeatedly been linked with a £35million move to sign Sneijder as a replacement for the retired Paul Scholes.
Sir Alex Ferguson stated last weekend that it was ‘absolute nonsense’ that the Red Devils had given the Netherlands international an ultimatum regarding a contract offer.
Reports persist that United still wants to sign Sneijder before the close of the transfer window, with chief executive David Gill having suggested the club is in the market for one more ‘world-class’ player.
Former Real Madrid schemer Sneijder is currently in China ahead of Inter’s Italian Super Cup clash with city rival AC Milan and he has said he is ignoring the rumours about his future.
Inter has consistently stressed there are no discussions taking place with United and chief executive officer Ernesto Paolillo has reinforced this stance.
"There are no negotiations for him," said Paolillo in Beijing.
"I’ve already said it and I repeat it – there aren’t any negotiations.
"If an offer arrives that is non-refusable, and this is the same for Sneijder and every other player, only in that moment would we think about what to do."