Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has rejected reports that he has made a bid for Dutch star Wesley Sneijder.
Sneijder, who is preparing for Sunday's World Cup final against Spain, has been one of the stars of the tournament and his form is believed to have attracted interest from a host of clubs, including United.
Reports earlier this week claimed United had sounded out Inter Milan about a move for the classy playmaker.
Inter Milan owner Massimo Moratti claimed United had made an approach for the former Real Madrid man, but that the club had no plans to sell Sneijder.
However, Ferguson insists he has not made any bid for the player and is happy with his current squad at Old Trafford.
"I don't know where those reports about Sneijder came from," Ferguson told the Mail on Sunday. "How can anybody turn me down when I haven't even made a bid?"
"I believe the squad is stronger than last season with the younger players having another year under their belts,"
Ferguson also played down suggestions that he was lining up a move for Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil as an alternative to Sneijder.