When Inter Milan coach Andrea Stramaccioni claimed no player is indispensable and confirmed the club would listen to offers for any of their top players, people got excited and brought up the tiresome Sneijder saga again.
Even though these stories were predicted by many months ago, the attempt to stir transfer gossip and gain excitement is not convincing. United tried to get their man last summer but time ran out. Sneijder and his gorgeous wife, Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau, even went to the stage of thanking Manchester United fans on Twitter for all their support.
“Sneijder is fundamental from a technical and tactical point of view, but I can’t say that he is not for sale,” Stramaccioni said. “That would be an abuse of my power. I would only ask the president (Massimo Moratti) to think carefully should an important offer arrive.”
The move was in place last year but both parties ended up going their separate ways. However, Boss Cass from the Daily Mail said early Sunday morning that a move to United was “possible,” but really? Anything is possible. He is basing this on very little, only the fact Inter’s coach couldn’t say the Dutch international wasn’t for sale.
In fact, Bob Cass covered this last summer and wrote a story with quotes from Ferguson hinting that Sneijder had blown his chances of joining United. This story got Cass into trouble with Ferguson, who had a go at the journalist during United’s tour of America.
The way I see it is that the media have failed to find another prime target for United, so they went back to where they finished with Sneijder. Luka Modric looks like he’s on his way to Real Madrid, but some sources have linked us with Joao Moutinho since the European Championships ended. United’s interest in the Portuguese is definite, although it is believed Spurs will put up a fight for Andre Villas-Boas’ target.