Wesley Sneijder has told Dutch media he is definitely for sale, and confirmed he will leave Inter Milan if a suitable offer comes in because the club needs the money.
Sneijder told Voetball International: "All I know is that Inter need money and that I'm for sale if the right offer comes in. I have five days off after the international friendly against England on Wednesday. I expect clarity on my future by then.
"I can be very brief about the interest from Manchester United and City: I haven't spoken with either of those two clubs, so I can't really say much about my future at the moment."
Netherlands international Sneijder has been subject to speculation throughout the summer, with Manchester United heavily linked to a player seen as an ideal replacement for the retired Paul Scholes.
On Saturday the saga took a dramatic twist when Gazzetta dello Sport claimed Sneijder had agreed to join City in a €36 million deal. City manager Roberto Mancini was quick to play down the rumours on Sunday, however. "No," he said. "It is not true. He is an Inter Milan player. We never spoke about him."
Inter coach Gian Piero Gasperini responded to City's rumoured interest by saying: "Wesley Sneijder? We'll see. I don't know. We'll think about it next week if there is this development."