Wesley Sneijder is pining for a last-minute switch to England and has asked his advisers to make one final attempt to plot a move to a top Premier League club.
Despite being on the brink of a transfer to Galatasaray, the Inter Milan midfielder has made it clear to his agent that his preference remains a move to the English game.
Sneijder's representatives have been in talks with Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea but they all turned down the player because of his £200,000-a-week wage demands.
Yes, you read it well, its very correct. Let's cast our mind to three seasons ago, the Headline were, Sneijder wanted by Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City, and we often got the response that Sneijder is not for sale, or the Player is very Happy at Inter Milan.
Now let's bring our minds back to the present time. and the Headline now reads: Sneijder and agent seeking for a top club who are interested in the player.
Don't get it twisted this is the same Sneijder who has previously been awarded the 2010 Bronze boot and Silver ball at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and also included in the team of the tournament for the UEFA EURO 2008 and 2010, as well as the FIFA World Cup in South Africa 2010.
Many will ask is it not Wesley Sneijder who provided the assist for Milto to score against Bayern in the 2010 Champions League final?
Guess what? They are definitely right, He is the one, he not only provided an assist, but he also won the trophy with the team Inter Milan and was a key figure in the team.
And now the next question will be; Why then is Sneijder not being chased by Big clubs but rather is chasing big clubs?
I guess that will be a topic for another day.
But let me state here that On Wednesday, Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti confirmed an offer from Galatasaray has been accepted and the Turkish outfit do not expect any last-minute hitches.
Galatasaray director Bulent Tulun told Turkish radio station Radyospor: 'Sneijder will give us a response inside 24 hours, but in 99 per cent of these cases the transfer negotiations are already done.'