Galatasaray president confirms no offers for Wesley Sneijder

Galatasaray president confirms no offers for Wesley Sneijder

Manchester United have not yet submitted an official bid for Wesley Sneijder, according to Galatasaray’s president Unal Aysal.

United have yet again been linked with a move for the Dutchman this summer and Aysal admitted a few weeks ago that if a club triggered Sneijder’s €20m release clause, there would be nothing Galatasaray could do to prevent him from leaving Istanbul.

Sneijder himself sparked the rumours this summer after saying it’d be difficult to turn down the opportunity to work with Louis Van Gaal if the opportunity arose, but Aysal insisted the Turkish giants were yet to receive an offer for him.

“With regards to Muslera and Sneijder we have not received an offer for either player,” the Galatasaray president told Turkish-Football.com.

“Both these players are very important to our team and as a result we value them accordingly.

“We won’t release these players for any less than our asking price and that has scared a few interested parties away.

“If a club wants either of these players they are going to have to pay up as we are obliged to listen to any offers which meet their release clause.

“If their release clause is activated there is nothing we can do.”

Like a boomerang, rumours linking Sneijder to United simply won’t go away. Snejider has been linked to United since 2009 when he looked to be the answer to United’s lack of creativity in midfield, but he chose to move to Inter Milan instead.

Now, with Shinji Kagawa, Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Adnan Januzaj all capable of playing in the No. 10 role, it seems likely Van Gaal will focus on strengthening other areas before even considering switching his attention to Sneijder.

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