Another update on Wesley Sneijder’s future has reached us here in the Football Transfer Tavern, courtesy of David Maddock of the Daily Mirror.
Sneijder has been linked with a move to England, with Liverpool the club reportedly showing the most interest. However, now it appears any deal is dead in the water, with it emerging that the Dutchman has demanded wages of £240,000-a-week.
The Reds are determined to cut their wage bill, having suffered with bad deals in the past. Nuri Sahin and Joe Cole have both been shifted this transfer window, freeing up around £170,000-a-week of wage money, although the club do not want to offer more than £90,000 a week for star players.
Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers said on Thursday about a possible deal for Sneijder: “I couldn’t see that happening.”
Galatasaray remain in pole position to sign the Dutchman, although it has been reported Sneijder is holding out for a move to the Premier League.
Galatasaray president Unal Aysal said on Thursday: “We’ll wait another three or four days for Sneijder. If the deal collapses, we have alternatives. The player knows our proposals.”