No truth in rumours linking Dutchman with White Hart Lane switch.
Wesley Sneijder’s agent has dismissed speculation linking the Inter Milan playmaker with a move to Tottenham in January.
Sneijder has been heavily tipped to leave Inter in the near future, despite being under contract there until 2014.
The Holland international has not featured for the Nerazzurri since September due to an ongoing contract dispute.
Recent rumours have linked him with a move to White Hart Lane, with manager Andre Villas Boas thought to be an admirer of the 28-year-old.
But his representative is quoted as saying in Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad: “There is nothing, absolutely nothing true about that.”
Manchester United were thought to be chasing Sneijder’s signature last summer, while Paris St Germain are also believed to be fans of the Dutchman.
SOURCE: Sky Sports
Oh well Spurs fans, it was good while it lasted.
Rumours linking former Real Madrid star Wesley Sneijder with a move from Inter Milan to Tottenham had been gathering pace over the festive period but this quote would appear to put the story to bed.
There’s no doubt that Spurs are in the market for a creative midfielder, with boss Andre Villas-Boas favouring his compatriot Joao Moutinho but chairman Daniel Levy reportedly keener on Ajax’s Christian Eriksen, who is both younger and cheaper than the Porto man.
Sneijder, too, should be available at around half Moutinho’s £24m asking-price, and the fact that he is a big-name player, potentially buyable at a knock-down price, will please the chairman, who pulled off a similar coup to bring Sneijder’s compatriot Rafa van der Vaart to Spurs in August 2010.
But despite Sneijder’s apparent desperation to leave the San Siro and Inter’s willingness to listen to offers for the 28-year-old, a move to Spurs still seems unlikely.
Sneijder has long been coveted by Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson would surely jump at the chance to sign the playmaker for less than half the £25m he reportedly bid for him in 2011.
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