Inter Milan chief executive Ernesto Paolillo has suggested the club could be ready to sell Wesley Sneijder, but that Manchester United have not made any contact.
Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted that United will not bring any more players in during the summer transfer window, despite a shortage of creative midfield talent in his squad and relentless speculation over a pursuit for Netherlands international Sneijder.
Although United have also been linked with AS Roma's Montenegro international Mirko Vucinic, it still seems more likely that Sir Alex will eventually make a move for the 27-year-old Sneijder.
Speaking after the announcement of the Serie A fixtures, Paolillo told Sky Sport Italia: "Are Manchester United still after Sneijder? We haven't seen or heard from anyone; that's a story I've heard from you.
"Is Wesley definitely not for sale? I don't think there's anything that can't be sold, it all depends on the price.
"You never say no if a big opportunity comes your way, but it does have to be a real opportunity."
Inter could pay for the transfer of Manchester City's Carlos Tevez by selling Sneijder.
"We can't stop him from coming to Milan or going to the same beaches as Branca, but we're not going there looking for him," Paolillo added.