Wesley Sneijder to take pay cut to join Manchester United

17 August 2011 08:57
Wesley Sneijder is prepared to slash his wage demands to force through a move to Manchester United.[LNB]The Inter Milan star has been linked with a move to both Old Trafford and United's rivals Manchester City.[LNB]But the midfielder appeared to have priced himself out a move by demanding ?200,000 a week.[LNB] In demand: Wesley Sneijder (centre) has long been linked with Manchester United[LNB]Now Sneijder is prepared to accept ?140,000, a wage that would make him the second highest paid player at United, behind Wayne Rooney.[LNB]The Old Trafford club are believed to have sounded Sneijder out about a possible deal but could not agree personal terms on the ?35million deal.[LNB]The Dutchman believed United would return with an improved offer but has now been forced to relent.[LNB]Sneijder claimed last week that he was keen on a move to United.[LNB]He said: 'Manchester United haven't made an official approach yet.[LNB] On his way: Samuel Eto'o is set to leave Inter for Russia[LNB]'But there have been unofficial talks, there have been contacts. But then there are always contacts.[LNB]'Thesituation is that I am now an Inter player, and chances are that I willstill be that come August 31. There is also a chance I could leave.[LNB]'Thatisn't really down to me but the club. I think Inter have been very clear: if a good offer comes in, they have to let me go.[LNB]'They don't want to lose me but there is a chance they will let me go.[LNB] Exit: Sneijder is believed to be keen to leave Inter this summer[LNB]'If something crosses my path, I have enough time to make my decision.'[LNB]But Inter vice president Adriano Galliani has said that he expects Sneijder to remain at the club, especially if Samuel Eto'o joins Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.[LNB][LNB]Galliani said: 'There has never been any sort of negotiation for Sneijder. If Eto'o leaves then Wes will remain.[LNB][LNB]'But Sneijder was untouchable even before this Eto'o discussion began. But yes, even more so now. Sneijder will stay.'[LNB] CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE FANTASY FOOTBALL GAMEUnited pull plug on Sneijder deal after Dutch ace prices himself out of a moveSneijder: I'm up for a move! Inter midfielder edges closer to Old Trafford switchAll the latest Manchester United news, features and opinion [LNB]

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