Real Madrid midfielder Wesley Sneijder wants to stay at Real Madrid, according to the player's agent. Reports in Italy have claimed that Inter Milan have agreed a deal to pay the Madridistas €15 million for the Dutchman's services, after the Spanish giants lowered their original asking price of €20 million. The playmaker has made 52 league appearances - netting 11 times - after joining from Ajax in 2007. But following the expensive acquisitions of Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Alvaro Arbeloa and Xabi Alonso, Real are keen to recoup some cash, with Sneijder, Rafael van der Vaart, Arjen Robben, Roysten Drenthe and Ruud van Nistelrooy all available for transfer, while Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has already joined AC Milan. The former Ajax starlet - who has been capped 53 times by his country - has also been linked with Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa during the close season. But despite the player's representitive Soren Lerby confirming that a deal has been agreed between Real and Inter, he revealed that Sneijder is not keen on a switch to the San Siro and instead wants to remain in Madrid and fight for a first-team place. "Sneijder is a player of Real Madrid and he wants to stay here," he told AS.
21 August 2009
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