Inter Milan coach Claudio Ranieri has claimed that Wesley Sneijder is not planning to leave the club in the summer, after the Manchester United playmaker target hinted to press last week that he would consider a deal if the club and timing were right.
Sneijder seems to be surrounded by transfer speculation that just won't die, and after a quiet January for the Holland international, he admitted that if an offer had come in, he would have considered leaving Inter.
"I am happy at Inter, but we will see. I currently have no contacts with other clubs and I am living day by day," he said, as reported by Goal.com.
"If on the last day of the transfer window an offer had arrived, maybe I would have left.
"The truth is that I feel at home at Inter, but I do not know where I will play next season."
Sneijder also admitted he is aware of the continual link to United, adding: "There have never been any concrete contacts with Manchester United. I see everything, I am not blind, but there is nothing concrete right now."
Sneijder was also recently connected with a move to Russian big-spenders Anzhi Makhachkala, but Ranieri has now come forward and claimed that Sneijder never said he was unhappy at the club, and that he doesn't have any plans to let go of one of his best players.
"Could he be on his way to Anzhi? As far as I'm concerned, and I hope the player too, no," Ranieri told Inter's official website.
"I asked him: 'Do you feel you are important for this team? Because you are important for us,' and he replied 'Yes, I'm happy here'.
"He's a champion, he just has to find his rhythm again and we have to work out again how to keep him supplied with the ball, just as he has to work out how to feed our strikers.
"He has told me he is happy here at Inter, so I'm pretty calm."
United look unlikely to go for Sneijder again this summer, with wage issues said to be a major problem in any possibility of a deal last year.
And with young playmaker Christian Erisken on the club's radar at the moment, a move for an older, more expensive star would seem unlikely if Sir Alex Ferguson were considering building on his midfield when June rolls around.