Talented Dutch attacking midfielder Wesley Sneijder of Inter Milan has been the subject of much debate this transfer window.
The 28-year old has not played at his parent-club Inter Milan as he stubbornly refuses to sign a new contract with the team amid interest from Turkey, England and Europe.
Sneijder appeared set to join Galatasaray until reports of a late Liverpool bid emerged at the weekend, with the midfielder yet to complete a switch to the Türk Telekom Arena.
The Turkish side believe Sneijder could be stalling in the hope that a last-minute move to the Premier League materialises.
Galatasaray official Semih Haznedaroglu is desperate to get a deal completed.
“We can’t force him to come here if he doesn’t want to. Perhaps he prefers to play in the Premier League,” Haznedaroglu told F5haber.com.”
“He has to give us an answer as soon as possible because we have done all we can. Perhaps he’ll give us an answer today, but all this delay isn’t ideal.”
“All this waiting is no good for us and we’ll look for an alternative. It was the same situation with Kaka. We did everything possible without any success.”
“We can understand that there is no rush from Sneijder, but we have done our job. We’ve got an agreement with Inter and made the player an offer.”
“We need a decision from him, a yes or no.”
Galatasaray’s bid does not appear to excite the Dutchman and he is stalling in the hope of a move to La Liga or the Premier League.
Liverpool are in the running for the 28 year-old midfielder, the stumbling block appears to be his €150,000 per week wages which FSG will not sanction, as this era of cost-cutting and trimming the wage-bill at Anfield continues.
However, should the talented Dutchman reduce his wage-demands then he is a player Liverpool might just end up signing.
Liverpool are suffering in midfield this Season.
Joe Allen has gone off the boil, Lucas is still recovering from long-term injuries and Steven Gerrard’s influence has diminished somewhat from his own high standards.
So the acquisition of Sneijder would be a major boost to Liverpool.