The Sunday Mirror says Soren Lerby, Sneijderâ€™s agent, flew to London to meet United officials on April 2, before ÂUnitedâ€™s 4-2 win at West Ham.
The deal is still on but with the 27-year-old midfielder being paid Â£250,000-a-week at Inter, Ânegotiations to seal the best Âfinancial package continue. Tax experts in England and Europe are being consulted.
Clearly, United know of ÂSneijderâ€™s salary range â€“ but the Old Trafford hierarchy are Âequally well aware that there are relative pay scales at their own club to consider.
They have made it clear to ÂSneijder and his advisers that there has to be leeway in both the playerâ€™s demands and the fee wanted by Inter.
The Italians publicly maintain that they are planning to keep the Dutch star but, privately, they Âaccept a deal with United could still be struck.
United have not allowed the politics to derail their approach, even if Ânailing the final part of the Âtransaction is taking time.
A source close to the deal said: â€œIt was always going to be a Âdifficult deal from the start. But there is Âdefinitely an ambition on both sides to work it all out.
â€œWhether it will Âcome off, we just donâ€™t know. There is still a long way to go... but Ânobody is giving up.â€™â€™