Zenit keen on United target Sneijder

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Manchester United playmaker target Wesley Sneijder has emerged on the radar of Zenit St. Petersburg.

The Dutch international has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in the past, admitting as recently as yesterday that a move was unlikely whilst leaving the door slightly open to a possible move in the future.

"There have never been any concrete contacts with Manchester United," Sneijder told Nos. "I see everything, I am not blind, but there is nothing concrete right now.

"I am happy at Inter, but we will see. I currently have no contacts with other clubs and I am living day by day. If on the last day of the transfer window an offer had arrived, maybe I would have left.

"The truth is that I feel at home at Inter, but I do not know where I will play next season."

And, with the Russian transfer window still open for business, Zenit boss Luciano Spalletti is happy to admit his side are still willing to make moves over the next fortnight.

He does think that there could be difficulties when trying to lure a player of Sneijder's caliber to the club though, believing Inter may not be looking to negotiate.

"Who wouldn't want such a strong player? The Dutchman is wanted by many top level clubs, but he is currently under contract with Inter, who do not seem ready to sell," Spalletti told Itasportpress.

"When we're talking about a player of Sneijder's calibre, believe me, it all becomes more difficult. Naturally we're working on the transfer market and two weeks isn't too much, but nor is it a little."

The Zenit chief also suggested that moves for Milos Krasic and Mauro Zarate are unlikely to happen before the end of the month.

"The media has written a great deal about our interest in Krasic, perhaps too much. Everyone knows the Juventus man is an excellent player, but we have made absolutely no initiative to buy him," he added.

"As for Zarate, I can confirm he was of interest to us, but Mauro does not want to come to Russia."

Sneijder has been at the San Siro for two-and-a-half seasons, moving to Serie 'A' from Real Madrid in the summer of 2009. He had been at the Santiago Bernabeu for two years, having left boyhood club Ajax for the Spanish capital.

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