Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti rules out Wesley Sneijder sale

Wesley Sneijder
Sneijder won the Champions League with Inter Milan in 2010

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti says midfielder Wesley Sneijder will not be sold this summer, describing the Dutch playmaker as "untouchable".

Sneijder has been linked with a move to Manchester United and recently revealed he could be sold for the right price after "unofficial talks" had begun.

Moratti has denied those comments, saying there has never been any such negotiations to sell the 27-year-old.

"Sneijder is going nowhere," Moratti told told Gazzetta dello Sport.external-link

Moratti revealed his resolve to keep Netherlands international Sneijder has been strengthened further by the imminent departure of striker Samuel Eto'o, who is set to join big-spending Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.

As well as United, Sneijder has also been linked with Manchester City.

"Sneijder was untouchable before the situation with Eto'o and he has become even more so now Eto'o could leave," added Moratti.

"There has never been any kind of talks about Wes."

Moratti also confirmed speculation regarding the club's interest in Manchester City's wantaway striker Carlos Tevez, but believes any deal is unlikely as he instead looks at other options to fill Eto'o's departure.

"The names that have been mentioned are correct," he added.

"We have been following Tevez, [Ezequiel] Lavezzi and [Diego] Forlan. It will be difficult to sort an agreement for the City striker but the others we are considering. We'll see."