Manchester United made a late attempt to sign Galatasaray midfielder - and reported Chelsea target - Wesley Sneijder, but saw their offer swiftly rejected, according to the Turkish club's Sportive Coordinator Bülent Tulun, reports Turkishfootball.com.
The 29-year-old playmaker had been heavily linked with a move away from the Türk Telekom Arena, with the Premier League touted as a possible destination.
Sneijder was linked with a move to Stamford Bridge earlier this summer, after Jose Mourinho made a return to west London. However, the Holland international was quick to quash speculation he was seeking a reunion with the Chelsea manager.
It's now emerged that Manchester United boss David Moyes made an enquiry for the former Inter Milan star, who only joined Galatasaray in January in a €7.5million deal.
His attempts to lure Sneijder to Old Trafford were also thwarted, as Fatih Terim sought to keep the Dutchman in Turkey, after his impressive return of five goals and one assist in 20 appearances for the Super Lig champions in 2012/13.
"Sneijder received an indirect offer from Manchester United two-weeks ago but it was not accepted," Tulun told Milliyet.
"There are several clubs that want him [Sneijder] but just like we can't let go of Burak [Yilmaz] we also have to keep hold of Sneijder."
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