Wesley Sneijder to play in China - Inter Milan coach

Inter Milan's Wesley Sneijder
Sneijder signed a five-year contract extension at Inter in October

Inter Milan say Wesley Sneijder will play in Saturday's Italian Super Cup game despite continued speculation he will be sold to Manchester United.

The 27-year-old has been linked with a £35m move to Old Trafford, with some reports on Tuesday suggesting the deal could be done this week.

But he has travelled to China for Inter's game with AC Milan in Beijing.

"He's playing for us, training with us and he'll play on Saturday," said Inter coach Gian Piero Gasperini.

"There is no Sneijder problem."

Dutch international Sneijder, who signed a five-year contract extension with Inter in October, said: "It's the first time I have set foot in China. It is an honour for me.

"We are here to play an important match. It is special for two reasons - because we are in China and because it is a derby.

"I am convinced that Inter can do well and I will do everything to make this happen. We want to win. We're here to win."

Speculation that Sneijder could move to England has persisted despite United boss Sir Alex Ferguson denying he has been in contact with the player.

However, earlier this week Sneijder did not rule out a move, saying: "I have played in many big competitions in Holland, Spain and Italy and I'm still here.

"What is going to happen we will see but I am a happy guy.

"There is always a chance something will happen but we will see."

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