Inter blocked my dream move to Manchester United, claims Sneijder

The 28-year-old indicated the Red Devils submitted a formal bid for him while he was still in Italy, and that he wanted to move to England only for it to be rejected by Nerazzurri

Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder has claimed that Inter rejected a €20 million [£17m] bid from Manchester United last summer.

The Netherlands international was long been linked with a move to the Premier League leaders, with interest reportedly dating back to 2010, before his switch to Turkey in January ended speculation.

However, the 28-year-old has now revealed United reignited their interest in the World Cup and Champions League winner with a bid last summer, only for the Nerazzurri to reject the offer.

“Manchester United had offered €20m for me and the club rejected it,” he told Fanatik.
“I wanted to go to United but Inter didn’t let me. And then, they asked me to lower my wage. I didn’t accept it.

“That’s why they put me on the stands for three months. I’ve experienced problems with the presidents both at Real Madrid and Inter.”

The Dutchman’s fall out with the Serie A outfit was well-documented, with Inter keen for the player to accept a pay cut – an offer Sneijder refused.

After months of first-team exile, Sneijder eventually joined Turkish giants Galatasaray for a reduced fee of £6.4m.

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