Moratti: Inter not forcing Sneijder into new deal

The club president reveals that they will not make the Netherlands midfielder accept reduced terms, despite refusing to play him until his contract dispute is resolved

Inter president Massimo Moratti insists that the club are not forcing midfielder Wesley Sneijder into signing a new deal at San Siro.

The 28-year-old currently earns €6 million [£4.9m] per season and the Nerazzurri have made it clear that they want to reduce his current wages.

The club have even gone as far as saying that they will not pick the Netherlands international until he responds to the terms on offer, a proposal which Sneijder has so far shown no intention of signing.

"Our rapport is not frosty, as far as I am concerned," Moratti told the club's official website.

"There isn't a clear contrast in positions, as we are trying to find a solution that suits both parties.

"We do not want to force anything on anyone. It is a situation that will be broken down only by common sense."

Reports in Italy have suggested that the club would be willing to release the former Real Madrid midfielder on a free transfer in a bid to make savings on wages, a policy that they have used already this year by enforcing the departures of other high earners Julio Cesar and Lucio.