Wesley Sneijder has continued to be coy on the subject of a possible move to Manchester United, with the playmaker admitting he's flattered by speculation connecting him with a deal to head to Old Trafford.
But Sneijder himself insisted last summer that talks had taken place for a possible deal, and has never completely shut the door to going to United if the right offer became available.
And the 27 year old, who has made just 13 appearances for Inter this season due to injury and has had disagreements over his selection with the head coach, told Dutch paper Nos that he is flattered by United's interest, but there have been no firm offers yet.
"Who would not want to play in a club like that?" Sneijder said of United, as reported by Sky Sports. "But there has never been real contact."
Sneijder also said that he would consider the possibility of a move away from Inter at the end of the season, with the side currently looking an outside chance to make the Champions League, and sitting at fifth in the Serie A table, despite recovering from their poor start to the season.
"I always watch what can happen. I don't ever close any possibilities," he said.
"I'm fine here at Inter. But I don't know where I'll play next season. If last Tuesday (January's transfer deadline day) some club had submitted an offer, maybe I could have gone.
"But the truth is that I'm happy at Inter."
Sneijder was reportedly unable to move to United last summer because of wage issues; the star was said to be earning in the vicinity of £250,000 per week, and pays less tax in Italy than he would have to in England.
Ferguson said this January that the club would not be purchasing a midfielder to make up for piling injury concerns, and United went so far as to bring Paul Scholes out of retirement to fill the gap left by the likes of Darren Fletcher and Anderson.
But a summer purchase could still be on the cards, and if Sneijder does want to leave Inter, he may be willing to go for a lesser price than the £35 million he was widely touted to be demanding last year.