Bundesliga - Sneijder could join Schalke in New Year

Schalke are the latest club linked with a move for frozen-out Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder, according to reports.

Transfermarkt claim that the Bundesliga side are keen to agree a deal with Inter that could see the Dutch player move in January in a deal worth 25 million Euros.

Manchester United and Anzhi Makhachkala have also been linked with Sneijder.

Sneijder has apparently been omitted from the Inter first team plans for refusing to take a pay cut amid claims he will depart should the right offer come up in the January transfer window.

The Internazionale president, Massimo Moratti, has rejected claims he is blackmailing Wesley Sneijder into signing a new deal.

"As far as the club is concerned, we are completely open with the player. There is no kind of blackmail," said Moratti.

"If a contract is valid, it's certainly valid to ask a person if it can be improved in some way. That doesn't change the fact that for the time being he's not playing for technical reasons.

"Obviously no one would want to throw away someone of his value, in whom the club has invested so much. Also it would be counterproductive to pay the wages of a player and then not allow him to play. I believe he is physically and mentally able to play. It depends only on the coach's choices."