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Sneijder set to snub United


Dutch star Wesley Sneijder appears to have killed rumours that he is set to join Manchester United in January, insisting that he is happy at Galatasaray.

Galatasaray claimed in September that United made an ‘indirect offer’ to the 29-year-old, while Sneijder previously came close to signing for Manchester United back in 2011 in a £35million deal but pulled out due to the Dutchman’s expensive demands. The Dutchman wanted to earn £200,000-a-week.

Speculation persists that United boss David Moyes could be tempted to move for Sneijder in January, as he looks to add a creative midfielder who can help turn the team’s fortunes around.

It has been reported that Sneijder was prepared to take a wage cut in order to force through a move to Old Trafford.

However, is thought that Moyes is keen to bring the average age of United’s squad down and could look to younger, more long term additions to the team. Sneijder maintains that there has been no contact from United.

‘You would know better than me if I received any offers. Up to now there have been no offers,’ Sneijder told Beyaz TV.

‘There are rumours about me in every transfer window. I look forward to the end of transfer windows so people stop talking about me. I’m very happy here with the team and the fans. I have no reason to leave.

‘This type of news always happens. You just need to wait until the end of the window.’

 Sneijder, who won the Champions League with Inter Milan, moved to Galatasaray in January 2013 in a reported £8.4million deal, where he is reported to be under contract until 2016.

By Rory Whitelaw

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