Sacked Inter Milan coach Gian Piero Gasperini says it was made clear to him that Wesley Sneijder was to be sold in the summer. While flirting with Manchester United and Manchester City, Sneijder ultimately remained with Inter as the market deadline fell at the end of August.
Gasperini revealed to Controcampo: "Some decisions had already been made for a long time, then the market moved differently.
"I consider Wesley a fantastic player, I had a great relationship with him, when he played he always gave so much. It was known, however, that the intention was to sell Sneijder if there was an important offer.
"In any case, regardless, the team was competitive, in my opinion it is the same today, but it is clear that the situation is a bit sensitive but the values are there."