Inter Milan's Wesley Sneijder open to Premier League move

By Simon AustinBBC Sport
Wesley Sneijder

Wesley Sneijder would consider moving to a top Premier League club but is "absolutely not interested" in joining QPR, says his agent Soren Lerby.

Sneijder has because of a contract wrangle and has been linked with QPR.

Lerby told BBC Sport: "He is absolutely not interested in QPR and we haven't heard directly from anyone there.

"England probably has the top league in Europe, so it could appeal, but Wes would want to play for a top team."

Inter Milan have told Sneijder, 28, that they will not play him unless he agrees to a big salary cut. The Dutch midfielder has refused, meaning he has not played since 25 September, despite having been fit for the past two months.

Lerby, who represented Ajax, Bayern Munich, Monaco and Denmark during an illustrious playing career, described the links with QPR as "just rumours from an agent".

He added: "Wesley is one of the best midfielders in Europe. He is fully recovered from injury and just loves to play football, so we need to find a solution to his situation with Inter.

"It's a very, very strange situation for all of us. We should know a lot more in the next week to 10 days."

QPR boss Harry Redknapp admitted there was little prospect of signing Sneijder, although he claimed to have been offered the player by an agent.

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"I took [the offer] with a pinch of salt," he said. "What chance have we got of getting Wesley Sneijder? He wouldn't be coming to QPR, would he?"

Redknapp says he is targeting midfielders Mohamed Diame from West Ham and Jake Livermore from Tottenham.

Diame reportedly has a £3.5m release clause written into his contract at the Hammers.

Redknapp believes the Senegal international would strengthen his team, who are bottom of the Premier League, five points from safety.

"He's a good player," said Redknapp. "You'd love to have him here but he belongs to West Ham. If he has a clause in his contract, he's a player we'd like to have."

Livermore, who made his England debut against Italy in August, has been made available for loan in the January transfer window and Redknapp is keen to be reunited with a player he managed at Tottenham.

"I have bags of time for Jake as a player," said Redknapp. "He's a possibility. If Tottenham wanted to do something, he's someone that interests me."


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