Sneijder snub for City and United as Dutch star insists he won't leave Inter in January
Wesley Sneijder has delivered a snub to Manchester rivals City and United by insisting he is not prepared to leave Inter Milan during the current transfer window.
The Dutch midfielder is wanted by the Premier League's top two, as they look to gain a crucial advantage in the title race.
However, despite coming close to making the switch to Old Trafford last summer, the 27-year-old is in no rush leave Serie A.
Not that Inter you, Manchester: Wesley Sneijder will not leave Italy in January
'I am in good shape and I feel well,' the 27-year-old said to Gazzetta dello Sport. “The future I stay at Inter, I feel good here.
'How much is left until the end of this transfer window A week, no I’m staying here.'
Sneijder, who is under contract with Inter until June 2015, has scored one goal in eight league appearances for the Nerazzurri this season.
Wages have always been the sticking point, with the midfielder needing 250,000 a week to match his Inter earnings. Such a deal would break United’s pay structure and put him on a salary greater even than top-earner Wayne Rooney.
Sir Alex Ferguson has therefore switched attention to Tottenham's Luka Modric while City continue to monitor Roma's Daniele de Rossi.