Sneijder digs heels in at Real Madrid

MADRID - Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder is resisting pressure from Real Madrid to accept a move away from the club, the player said on Saturday. Real are trying to trim their squad after a 250 million euros spending spree on a number of top players including Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Xabi Alonso. They have a dearth of midfielders and, according to media reports in Spain and Italy, have been negotiating a deal to sell Sneijder to Inter Milan. "I want to play at Real Madrid. I don't want to leave because I know I am capable of being an important part of this team," Sneijder was quoted as saying in sports daily Marca. "I will fight until the very last moment to stay here. I will continue to train hard like a good professional so they see I am keen to continue here."