President Massimo Moratti remains optimistic Wesley Sneijder will stay at Inter Milan, despite ongoing speculation linking him with a Manchester United move.
Manager Sir Alex Ferguson recently claimed United have 'no real interest' in Sneijder, but speculation is still rife that the Dutch midfield ace could make the move to Old Trafford this summer.
It is believed the Red Devils have lined up the playmaker as the ideal replacement for the retired Paul Scholes.
However, Inter have stated continuously that Sneijder, who is contracted at the Serie A club until June 2015, is not for sale and will remain at the Giuseppe Meazza.
And Moratti has underlined that stance by voicing his hope that the 27-year-old will stay.
"Should he stay? I ask myself that too. But I hope he will stay," said Moratti.
He added: "(United rumours) are what you read in the papers, but for the moment I don't think there will be news at the club.
"It's just what is written. You read about many players that seem to have already signed for Real Madrid, for example, and then it turns out it's not true.
"So it seems to me that there are many rumours but scarce money."