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President pleased £35m United target stays

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Inter Milan President Massimo Moratti has been pleased with the club’s transfer activity this summer, which has included keeping hold of sought-after Manchester United target Wesley Sneijder.

"I think the work we've done has been positive. Overall it's definitely positive. I think we have a superb squad, but I say that partly as a fan," Moratti said.


 

"I think it's an interesting team and there are some new players for us to get to know, which is one of the fascinating things about football.

"It's important to have a team that is very strong and convincing in midfield and defence too, so that the side can play brilliant football."

Inter lost Samuel Eto’o, thought to be a target for Chelsea, to Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, and also sold Goran Pandev and Davide Santon. But the club purchased Ricky Alvarez, Mauro Zarate and Diego Forlan, making the summer a successful one for Moratti.

Manchester United had long been connected with a deal for Wesley Sneijder, and while United were said to be planning a last minute £35 million offer for the Inter playmaker according to the Daily Mail, no such bid came through as 11pm passed by last night.

United failing to secure Sneijder was a big coup for Inter, who will now have their star midfielder for another five months at least.

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