Inter Milan ace Wesley Sneijder has rejected an approach from Manchester City.

The Daily Star Sunday says City have failed in a dramatic late swoop for Inter Milan's Sneijder.

A high-level meeting was held at a secret venue in Europe last week, when it was planned to agree a deal which would have taken Sneijder to City in exchange for Carlos Tevez.

But City abandoned the deal when it was made clear by the Dutch star's representatives that he wouldn't compromise on his massive wages of £250,000 a week.

Neighbours Manchester United had a similar problem when they tried to sign Sneijder, 27, although it is understood that United is still the club he wants to join.

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