Agent warns Manchester United-linked Wesley Sneijder won't go cheap

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An agent of Wesley Sneijder claims no offers have been received for his Manchester United-linked client and says Galatasaray will not sell on the cheap.

It is looking increasingly likely that January 2015 will provide the window for Wesley Sneijder to clamber through and leave Galatasaray.

The Dutch playmaker has long been linked with a move away from the Turkish giants, with few expecting him to last two years is Istanbul.

He has reached that milestone, but a fresh start may be on the cards.

Talk of a move to Manchester United has been simmering for some time now, and has intensified following the arrival of Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.

Juventus are also said to be keen on acquiring the services of a man who has previously shone in Serie A for Inter Milan - during Jose Mourinho’s memorable reign.

It has been suggested that a cut-price deal could be done for Sneijder, with the 30-year-old entering the final 18 months of his contract.

His representative has, however, warned that no transfer talks will be opened unless a 20 million euros (£15.7m) release clause is met, with no side matching that valuation as yet.

Guido Albers told Bugun TV: “Anyone interested in speaking to Galatasaray will have to meet the 20 million release fee. We need that money, not five or 10.

“If there is a club interested him, they have to negotiate with the board, not with me. Suitable offers still haven’t arrived and Wesley is happy at Galatasaray.”

Sneijder would be a welcome addition to the Premier League ranks having previously impressed at Ajax, Real Madrid and Inter.

He possesses the playmaking ability to set the English top-flight alight and could be a shrewd acquisition for any number of sides.

It would, however, have to be a leading club to lure him away from his current surrounds, with players of his quality deserving of a Champions League stage.

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