Sneijder contract talks break down as exit looms
ROME (AFP) - Dutch international Wesley Sneijder moved closer to a winter departure from Serie A giants Inter Milan after his ongoing contract negotiations broke down on Monday.
"In these conditions, I have absolutely no reason to sign," the 2010 Champions League winner said in a statement reported by la Gazzetta dello sport.
Coach Andrea Stramaccioni left him out of his squad for the 1-0 win over Palermo having indicated on Saturday, three days after the Italian club were accused of blackmailing the player, Sneijder would be available for selection only to leave the Dutchman out of his matchday squad.
"I don't want to talk. How can I extend my contract when I'm not even playing," he added after leaving the ground after negotiations provided fruitless.