Manchester United transfer target Wesley Sneijder has been linked with a move away from Inter Milan in January, but his wife has now claimed the couple are happy in the Italian city, according to talkSPORT.

The Holland international is locked in a contract stand-off with the Italian giants, and reports had suggested Sneijder was set to leave the club in the January transfer window, with Manchester United among the clubs leading the chase to sign the playmaker.

Sneijder has been instructed to accept a lower wage packet as part of a new contract at Inter Milan, but the former-Ajax and Real Madrid star is relectant to do so.

As a result, a number of Europe's top clubs were linked with a January move for the Dutch international, and Manchester United were thought to be monitoring developments closely.

TalkSPORT report United came close to signing Sneijder two seasons ago, but excessive wage demands scuppered a move.

Big-spending French side Paris St Germain, who moved into top spot in Ligue 1 with a 1-0 victory over Lyon at the weekend, are also believed to be interested, but Sneijder's wife, Yolanthe Cabau told Gazzetta dello Sport that they are happy in Italy.

"I don't know how this will end, but we want to stay in Milan," she told the Italian newspaper.

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