Javier Zanetti has insisted the media frenzy surrounding Wesley Sneijder’s future at Inter Milan is growing tiresome and must stop.
The Dutch midfielder is believed to have been dropped from the squad following a reported contractual dispute with the club’s board over his reluctance to accept both a pay-cut and an extension.
Speculation has since gone into overdrive regarding the 28-year-old Netherlands international’s next move, but the Inter captain believes both the player and the club have made their positions clear enough.
“Just stop talking about it, you (the media) have already said too much, we’ll see what happens,” he told Sport Mediaset.
“(Inter’s and Sneijder’s) positions are very clear. Selling him from an economic point of view? You must respect his personal choice.”
Zanetti’s contract with Inter expires at the end of the season, but he expects to be still plying his trade at the Giuseppe Meazza next term.
“I speak with the president often and he knows that I enjoy playing,” he added.
“I don’t think there will be problems for me to continue this adventure.”
The veteran’s side face Napoli in a hotly contested Serie A clash on Sunday and the Argentine is anticipating an exciting spectacle.
“Sunday will be a great game against a team that has been doing well for many years now,” Zanetti said.
“We are ready to play a great game. Hopefully, we can get the three points. Napoli are a very dangerous team, counter-attacks are their strength.
“(Edinson) Cavani? He is one of the most clinical strikers in Italy. He deserves all the recognition.”