Wesley Sneijder

Wesley Sneijder was due in London today ahead of his proposed move to Manchester United.

The Dutch international paved the way for a move to Old Trafford over the weekend when he revealed "unofficial talks" had already taken place.

Negotiations with Sneijder, 27, stalled after United grew frustrated with his £200,000-a-week wage demands.

But it is understood that informal talks have continued between United and the Dutchman's representatives, with the player eager to force through a move before the transfer window shuts.

Asked if he was keen on a move to United, Sneijder said:

"Yes, but Manchester United haven't made an official approach yet. There have been unofficial talks, there have been contacts, but then there are always contacts. I have contacts with everybody.

"The situation is that I am now an Inter player, and chances are that I will still be that come 31 Aug.

"There is also a chance I could leave. That isn't really down to me but the club.

"I think Inter have been very clear: if a good offer comes in, they have to let me go.

"They don't want to lose me but there is a chance they will let me go. If something crosses my path, I have enough time to make my decision."

Reports today suggest that Chelsea and Manchester City have been alerted to Sneijder's desire to leave Inter and are weighing up formal bids of their own.

Meanwhile, Sneijder's Inter team-mate Julio Cesar has told reporters he hopes the Dutch playmaker stays at the club next season.

''I hope that Sneijder and Eto'o remain at the club. These are the two that are making the difference. If you want to win again, you will not sell those two," Cesar said.