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Galatasaray in talks to sign Sneijder

Created on 08 Jan., 2013 6:01 PM GMT

Galatasaray president Unal Aysal has revealed that the Turkish giants are in talks to sign Wesley Sneijder from Inter.

The Dutch playmaker has not featured for the Nerazzurri since the end of September, and looks to have no future at San Siro after rejecting a contract extension in December.

It was reported that coach Andrea Stramaccioni would continue to leave the former Real Madrid man out of his team unless he agreed to the new terms, which are worth significantly less than his current deal.

And it appears that the Turkish champions are now willing to offer him an escape route, as long as Inter lower their asking price.

"I had dinner with (Inter president) Massimo Moratti in Italy on Monday," he told GSTV. "We spoke about how we can co-operate on football academies.

"The Wesley Sneijder topic was also on table. I can say we made positive progress on the prospect of signing Sneijder.

"I suppose it will be clear in a few days. We will negotiate the terms and hopefully get a discount on Sneijder's fee. If they will agree on our offer financially then this move will be finalised."

Sneijder, who was rumoured to be on the verge of a 30-million-euro move to Manchester United during the summer of 2011, last turned out for Stramaccioni's side against Chievo on September 26.

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