Tuesday, 18th December, 2012
In yet another sign that Inter have frozen out Wesley Sneijder, the Dutchman has been allowed to leave the club’s training camp to spend Christmas with his family early, despite the Nerazzurri still having two matches left to play this year.
Inter face Verona in a Coppa Italia clash this evening, before welcoming Genoa to the San Siro in Serie A. Then the Italian top flight takes a break until early January, when the Nerazzurri kick off the second half of their campaign away at Udinese.
But Sneijder will not be involved in the two games before January.
The playmaker has refused to sign a contract which would see his wages slashed from €6M per year to €4M per year and Inter are open to his departure next month.
Inter coach Andrea Stramaccioni has even remarked that he has players with just as much quality in his side, in a clear sign the path back for Sneijder is almost unwalkable.
The Dutchman may have a number of options if he wishes to leave, with Manchester United long-term suitors, while Tottenham Hotspur have also been linked with a bid, and Russian duo Anzhi Makhachkala and Zenit St. Petersburg are watching his situation closely.
There also remains the chance Sneijder may end up at Paris Saint-Germain too where, despite coach Carlo Ancelotti not being keen, sporting director Leonardo is a fan.
Sneijder has only played five times in Serie A this season.
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