Liverpool transfers: Galatasaray urge Wesley Sneijder to decide future

Liverpool transfers: Galatasaray urge Internazionale midfielder Wesley Sneijder to make a decision over a move to Turkey

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Wesley Sneijder has not played for Inter since September Photo: Kelvin Gillmor

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Galatasaray have urged Internazionale midfielder Wesley Sneijder to make a decision over a possible move to the Turkish champions, with Liverpool said to be interested in the Holland playmaker.

The Netherlands international is set to leave the San Siro after failing to agree a new contract with the 2010 Champions League winners, who wanted the playmaker to take a pay cut.

The former Ajax midfielder, who was a long-term target of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, has not featured for the Nerazzurri since September.

Sneijder appeared set to join Galatasaray until reports of a late Liverpool bid emerged at the weekend, with the midfielder yet to complete a switch to the Türk Telekom Arena.

The Turkish side believe Sneijder could be stalling in the hope that a last-minute move to the Premier League materialises – and Galatasaray official Semih Haznedaroglu is desperate to get a deal completed.

“We can’t force him to come here if he doesn’t want to. Perhaps he prefers to play in the Premier League,” Haznedaroglu told F5haber.com.

“He has to give us an answer as soon as possible because we have done all we can. Perhaps he’ll give us an answer today, but all this delay isn’t ideal.

“All this waiting is no good for us and we’ll look for an alternative. It was the same situation with Kaka. We did everything possible without any success.

“We can understand that there is no rush from Sneijder, but we have done our job. We’ve got an agreement with Inter and made the player an offer. We need a decision from him, a yes or no.”

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