Inter have again insisted that no negotiations are taking place between themselves and Manchester United regarding the transfer of Wesley Sneijder, Sky Sports reports.
The former Ajax star has been heavily linked to a move to Old Trafford as Sir Alex Ferguson sees him as the ideal candidate to replace Paul Scholes.
Ferguson insisted that reports of United giving Sneijder an ultimatum regarding a contract offer were “absolute nonsense”.
Nerazzurri chief executive officer Ernesto Paolillo has reiterated the club’s stance that there have been no on-going discussions between the two clubs.
Paolillo said: “There are no negotiations for him, I’ve already said it and I repeat it – there aren’t any negotiations.
“If an offer arrives that is non-refusable, and this is the same for Sneijder and every other player, only in that moment would we think about what to do.”
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Magpies in for Obertan.
Newcastle United are considering making an offer for Manchester United winger Gabriel Obertan, according to the Daily Mail.
Obertan has been unable to establish himself in the United first-team since joining from Bordeaux in 2009 and is understood to be looking for a move away from Old Trafford in search of regular football.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is believed to be a big fan of the 22-year-old who has been recommended by France Coach Laurent Blanc and he believes he will fit into the Magpies’ starting XI.
The former West Ham boss has approached Sir Alex Ferguson and he is optimistic of bringing the player to St James’ Park on loan with an option of signing the Frenchman on a permanent deal.
Jones enjoying Utd life.
Manchester United new signing Phil Jones says he is enjoying the experience of playing for the Red Devils and, despite admitting that he will not play every week, he is looking forward to the season ahead with his new club.
Jones joined United from Blackburn Rovers for a fee of £17m earlier this summer and Sir Alex Ferguson has tipped the 19-year-old to fight for a place in the first-team this season.
The young defender however, says he is willing to wait his turn and understands that he will be behind Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic in getting into the starting XI.
He told Inside United: “It has all happened so quickly, I am 19 and I did not expect so much to occur at such an early stage of my career. I am just riding the rollercoaster at the minute and enjoying everything. I did play every week at Blackburn and want to do the same at United.
“But I am a realistic person and I know that is not going to happen with the quality of player we have here. As I improve and show good performances in training, hopefully I will get an opportunity and will take it.”