The Daily Star says United boss Sir Alex Ferguson remains desperate to land Sneijder in a £36m deal before the transfer window closes.
Talks between United and Sneijder’s representatives have taken place and it's understood the midfielder has agreed a deal of around £190,000 a week at Old Trafford.
But Inter are digging their heels in in a bid to keep the Holland star at the San Siro. President Massimo Moratti insists Sneijder is going nowhere and has described the 27-year-old as ‘untouchable’.
Moratti has made it clear he will not be sold, but Sneijder knows he can still force the issue by demanding a transfer from the Serie A giants.
“But he will have to take the initiative because Inter seem adamant he is going nowhere.
“They may be left with no choice but to sell him for a big price, though, if he makes it clear he wants out.”