Internazionale playmaker Wesley Sneijder has conceded that a move to either Manchester United or Man City is unlikely at this late stage of the transfer window, but would not fully rule out the possibility.
Speaking to Dutch television station Sender Nos, Sneijder concluded the most likely option was for him to stay with Inter Milan.
“I’m staying at Inter. I don’t think I’ll leave at this moment in the market,” confirmed Sneijder.
“Manchester United? Anything is possible in football, but I don’t think this time something will happen.
“I know that if I were to leave it would have be for the right price, Inter was clear about that.
“But I have not spoken formally with the two Manchester clubs.”
Rumours Sneijder would make the switch from Italy to Old Trafford were far stronger before the encouraging form of Tom Cleverley in the heart of the Manchester United midfield.
It now appears that Sir Alex Ferguson has been sufficiently impressed not to enter the market.