Inter star Sneijder dropped in pay dispute

    Inter Milan will not allow Wesley Sneijder to play again until he agrees to a "contract adjustment."

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    • Dutch midfielder Wes Sneijder in contract dispute with Inter Milan
    • Cash-strapped Italian club asking the 28-year-old to take a pay cut
    • He has not played since September 26 and will not be considered for selection
    • Sneijder has been one of Inter's key players since moving to the San Siro in 2009
    Wesley Sneijder's future at Inter Milan is in doubt after the Italian club confirmed on Saturday that the Dutch playmaker will not be considered for selection until he agrees to take a pay cut.
    The 28-year-old is one of football's highest-paid players, but he has struggled to regain the heights of 2010 when he helped the Netherlands reach the World Cup final after a treble-winning season with Inter.
    He has not played for the cash-strapped Serie A side since September 26, at least partially due to injuries, but now Inter technical director Marco Branca says he will stay on the sidelines until he accepts a "contract adjustment."
    "The situation with Wes, who is part of the history of this club and a player we all care about, is that we've been discussing a possible -- and for us necessary -- adjustment to his contract for a while," Branca said in quotes reported by Inter's website.
    "We want to give the player and his entourage all the time they need to consider the terms of our proposal carefully, so the coach and the club have decided not to use the player in this period until things are clearer. This also allows our coach to give more playing time to the other players."