The Sun says the worried Dutch star, 27, looked to have blown his chance of leaving Inter Milan by asking for £200,000 a week.
Sneijder is now prepared to slash that demand by £60,000 a week.
It would still making him the second highest paid star at United - behind Wayne Rooney on £250,000 a week.
United offered Sneijder a contract last month and Inter were happy to sell at £35million.
But the Premier League champs could not agree on Sneijder's pay.
The attacking midfielder was sure they would come back with a new offer but that has not happened.