While rumours surrounding the future of Cesc Fabregas no longer dominate the back pages, the same cannot be said of Wesley Sneijder, who has clearly been the subject of interest from Manchester United this summer.
The Dutchman has fuelled speculation by revealing that unofficial talks had taken place between United and Internazionale regarding the midfielder, although the Inter president Massimo Moratti has stated that Sneijder will remain at the Milan club for the forthcoming season.
Moratti told Gazzetta dello Sport: “There have never been any kind of talks about Wes. Sneijder was untouchable before the situation with Eto’o and he has become even more so now Eto’o could leave. Sneijder is going nowhere.”
Indeed, it seems as though Inter are intent on strengthening their squad during the summer, rather than allowing key players to leave, with Samuel Eto’o the only player of note who seems likely to depart.
Moratti admitted interest in three particular strikers including Carlos Tevez, although it appears the other two targets are more feasible. He said: “The names that have been mentioned are correct. We have been following Tevez, Lavezzi and Forlán. It will be difficult to sort an agreement for the City striker but the others we are considering. We’ll see”.