Real Madrid midfielder Wesley Sneijder will not be a victim of a Dutch cull at the Bernabeu this summer, according to the player's agent. The Dutch international has made 51 league appearances - netting 11 times - since joining the Madridistas in 2007. However, following the expensive acquisitions of Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo from AC Milan and Manchester United respectively, reports suggest Real are keen to part company with Dutch quintet Sneijder, Rafael van der Vaart, Arjen Robben, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Ruud van Nistelrooy in order to help balance the books. Sneijder himself - who has been capped 52 times by his country - is already being linked with moves to Chelsea, Arsenal and Inter Milan. However, his agent Soren Lerby has insisted the reports are not true and that his client is set to stay and fight for his place in the Spanish capital next season. "Wesley has a contract with Real Madrid until 2013. He is happy with los Blancos and therefore has no intention of moving," he told the German media. "There is nothing true. No-one from Real Madrid has called me to discuss such a thing, so for me it is something that does not exist."
16 June 2009
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