The Sun says United have not given up on landing Sneijder and are prepared to wait until transfer-deadline day.
Dutch midfield ace Sneijder, 27, is desperate for the £35million move from Inter Milan to go through.
But president Massimo Moratti says he is "going nowhere".
United are now happy to sit back and see the pair resolve their differences.
Sneijder has been told he can expect at least a five-year Old Trafford deal but will have to drop his £200,000-a-week wage demands to £140,000.