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Sneijder drops hint to Ferguson to make official move for him


Wesley Sneijder has lost his chance to play at Wembley tonight, but he has announced himself as eager to play permanently in England with a possible move to Manchester United.

The Internazionale playmaker, a long-standing transfer target of Sir Alex Ferguson, replied when asked if he would be keen to move to United: "Yes, but Manchester United haven't made an official approach yet. There have been unofficial talks, there have been contacts, but then there are always contacts. I am now an Inter player, and chances are that I will still be that come August 31. [But] there is also a chance I could leave.

"I think Inter have been very clear: if a good offer comes in, they have to let me go. They don't want to lose me but there is a chance they will let me go. If something crosses my path, I have enough time to make a decision."

Sneijder's fellow Dutchman Rafael van der Vaart earlier said of him: "Of course he would like to play here, it's the biggest league in the world." When asked if he would be playing against Sneijder this season, Van der Vaart added: "I hope not because Man U are going to be stronger."