Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder has confirmed that he had talks with Manchester United regarding a possible switch to Old Trafford.
The Dutch star has been the subject of much specualtion during the recent transfer window and at one point was thought to be on the verge of a move to the Premier League champions. While the 27-year-old has admitted he would have been happy to pull on the famous red shirt he is also delighted to still be at the San Siro.
“I had felt that a move [to Manchester United] was close, yes,” Sniejder told AD. “There were talks on several occasions. The situation was that Inter had to sell a player – [Samuel] Eto’o or me. There was interest, but due to a combination of things, it didn’t happen.
“They are one of the biggest clubs in the world, so it wasn’t a bad option, but at the same time I didn’t want to leave Inter. I’m in Italy and it’s been great for me.
“I’m not saying I wouldn’t have felt the same about [United], but for me it wasn’t a situation where I felt I had to move, and there were a few factors that meant it didn’t happen.
“For me it wasn’t so much a financial issue. Things are very good at Inter. I love the club and also the Italian people and the Italian culture. It suits me.”