Wesley Sneijder Refuses to Sign New Contract with Inter Milan

Adrian AgiusAnalyst IDecember 4, 2012

KHARKOV, UKRAINE - JUNE 17:  Wesley Sneijder (L) of Netherlands reacts as referee Nicola Rizzoli signals for a foul on Pepe of Portugal during the UEFA EURO 2012 group B match between Portugal and Netherlands at Metalist Stadium on June 17, 2012 in Kharkov, Ukraine.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Inter Milan attacking midfielder Wesley Sneijder has fueled allegations that he is on his way out of the club after the Dutch international revealed he has no intention of re-signing with the Nerazzurri. 

In an interview published on Goal.com, Sneijder was questioned about the ongoing contract saga. When asked about his future intentions Sneijder said: "At this moment I'm not playing, I have no intention of signing Inter's contract."

The comments come after Sneijder's extended absence from Andrea Stramaccioni's squad—the Netherlands' captain hasn't appeared since September for the Milanese side.

Inter sporting director Marco Branca revealed last week that the former Real Madrid man would not play again until his contract situation is resolved. The club is adamant that Sneijder take a pay cut in order to balance the books for the Serie A side. Currently Sneijder is Inter's highest-paid player with a salary of €6 million.

There is no doubt that since his arrival at the club in 2009, the 28-year-old has had a massive impact at the San Siro. Sneijder proved Inter's go-to man during their historic treble under the watch of Jose Mourinho. During the 2010 FIFA World Cup his performances guided the Dutch to the Final—where they lost out to Spain.

It would seem these latest comments suggest a move abroad is imminent. Earlier this year, it was reported by the Daily Mail that Sneijder was in contact with a potential move to Manchester United. While nothing eventuated, it would seem that Inter will have a hard time holding onto Sneijder over the winter transfer window if he is not afforded regular playing time.

Sneijder remains an integral part of the Dutch National team and with the 2014 FIFA World Cup looming, it is necessary that he get regular playing time under his belt.

Currently Inter Milan sit third position in the Serie A—four points adrift of defending Italian champions Juventus.