Liverpool FC can’t afford Wesley Sneijder

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Updated: January 19, 2013
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Wesley Sneijder is pricing himself out of a move to Anfield as his refusal to significantly lower his wage demands is putting Liverpool chiefs off making a January move for the want-away Inter Milan midfielder.

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Earlier this week Sneijder ignored Galatasary’s deadline to make a decision saying he would not be rushed into signing, with many reports saying the Dutch international is holding out for a move to the Premier League.

Liverpool lead the way in the hunt for Sneijder with the club apparently happy to break their new recruitment policy of only signing younger players to make room for the €10m bid to secure the 28 year old but his wage demands have cooled the club’s interest.

Sneijder is reported to be on over €7m a year after tax with Inter and his refusal to take a paycut is the reason he has been frozen out of the squad but it appears now that he won’t move much further off that contract even if it means limiting his January options.

Liverpool manager yesterday said of the deal, “I couldn’t see that happening.”

Galatasary’s contract is worth around €240,000 a week but Liverpool’s current salary restrictions mean they are only willing to negotiate around the €100,000 mark for new signings as the Fenway Sports Group look to cut costs at the club.

Sneijder has been told by Galatasary that they will wait only another few days for his decision and have other players lined up but that is unlikely to move the Dutchman who appears happy to wait it out.

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