Liverpool rubbish £9.5m Sneijder transfer speculation

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Liverpool have dismissed claims of a £9.5 million bid for Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur target Wesley Sneijder.

Weekend reports in Italy speculated that Reds boss Brendan Rodgers had tabled an offer for the Inter Milan playmaker, who is currently unsettled in Serie 'A'.

However, a club insider has 'rubbished' claims over a bid for the player, with The Sun reporting that Liverpool have not made an offer.

The 28-year-old attacking midfielder is in dispute with the San Siro outfit after the club suggested Sneijder take a £1.6 million pay cut.

Currently earning £200,000 a week, according to the national newspaper, Sneijder is out of the first team because of the situation and is poised to leave the club in the New Year.

"Clearly, it’s best for everyone if I’m transferred in January. If that doesn’t happen, I’ll stay with Inter — I have a contract with them until 2015,” he's quoted as saying by the paper.

Despite a move to Anfield to join Liverpool now looking unlikely, other Premier League clubs are said to be keen on the player.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is constantly linked with a move for the player, with the Dutch international close to joining the Premier League runners-up two-years ago.

Personal terms proved to be the stumbling block over a move to Old Trafford in the summer of 2010, but that hasn't stopped the Red Devils from again being mentioned alongside the former Real Madrid star.

Were Sneijder to join Manchester United, he'd play alongside compatriots Robin Van Persie and Alex Buttner for the current league leaders.

Tottenham Hotspur, meanwhile, have also been linked with a move for the player, with manager Andre Villas-Boas forced to deny the player would be moving to White Hart Lane.

“It’s very unlikely we will do anything in the window,” the Spurs boss told reporters when questioned over potential activity in the New Year.

Sneijder isn't the only midfielder to be linked with Tottenham Hotspur of course, with Joao Moutinho reported to be on the north London radar.

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