Wesley Sneijder
Manchester United-target Wesley Sneijder has scored one goal in seven games for Inter Milan this season. REUTERS REUTERS

Manchester United target Wesley Sneijder looks certain to remain at Inter Milan during the January transfer window but hinted at the possibility of a move abroad at the end of the season.

The 27-year-old Dutch international has long been linked with a move to Manchester United and the defending champions' recent injury-troubles had led to a repeated bout of rumours.

With Tom Cleverley and Darren Fletcher both injured and Michael Carrick struggling, Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been linked with a number of midfield targets from across Europe.

In the summer Manchester United were believed to have held talks with the former Real Madrid playmaker, only for a deal to collapse over his reported £250,000-a-week wage demands.

Reports this week indicated Inter Milan were looking to fund an overhaul of their current squad through the sale of the midfielder to Manchester United.

However, although the player himself has distanced himself from recent speculation he revealed he was unsure if he would still be playing in Serie A after the end of the current campaign.

"If I must give a percentage for it, I think I am 90 per cent certain I will stay [until the end of the season]," Sneijder told Voetbal International.

"I enjoy myself here at the moment and at this point I don't have anything to choose from.

"I don't say that I am 100 per cent certain, because something unexpected can always happen."

Meanwhile, Sir Alex Ferguson has regularly distanced Manchester United from rumours the club would dip into the January transfer market, suggesting they would only pursue one of their long-term targets if they were to become available.

"I am perfectly happy with the strength of our squad in terms of depth, quality and age range." The Manchester United manager said last month. "I will not be swayed by endless tweets and blogs urging the club to get busy in the transfer market next month."

Although the Sneijder deal appears unlikely at this stage, reports in Italy indicate a greater willingness to part with the reputed Manchester United target. Inter president Massimo Moratti has reportedly informed Sneijder's agent, Soren Lerby, that Manchester United or indeed any of the Dutchman's other suitors need only pay €25 million.