Manchester United have been told that they will have to pay a staggering £15.6 million if they want to bring Wesley Sneijder to the Premier League in the January transfer window.
This is according to the midfielder’s agent Guido Albers, who has revealed that a move is therefore unlikely to happen.
The Istanbul side are refusing to release Sneijder unless a club meets the release clause in his contract, which means Galatasaray would be forced to accept the bid.
While Albers is therefore convinced that a move is not likely, he has accepted that should Man Utd make the right bid, he will see his talented client move abroad.
“Wesley loves Galatasaray and the fans. Both he and his wife Yolanthe want to stay in Istanbul.
“If there is a club interested him, they have to negotiate with the Galatasaray board, not with me.
“Also, any club who wants him will have to pay the £15.6m release clause in his contract. Not £4m, £8m or £10m.”
The Old Trafford club are said to have been chasing him since the summer transfer window, with Louis van Gaal having worked closely with him for the Dutch national side.
They may yet face competition from Southampton, who are also thought to be interested.