Inter midfielder Wesley Sneijder has signed a new long-term contract with the club until June 2015.
The 26-year-old’s decision to put pen to paper on a new deal will end speculation that he could be on his way out of Giuseppe Meazza.
Inter president Massimo Moratti confirmed the news at a shareholders meeting on Thursday.
The former Real Madrid and Ajax man moved to the club last summer and was an integral member of the side that won the treble of Serie A, the Coppa Italia and the Champions League.
“The fans will be happy above all else because we have today reached an agreement with Wesley Sneijder for a contract extension until 2015,” club president Moratti told Inter’s official website.
“Sneijder became a key player for Inter last season and will be this year, and for many years to come.
“The negotiations started despite the fact he had a long time to go on his old deal (which ran out in 2013) but with mutual satisfaction they were completed this morning.”
Sneijder was recently named on the list of nominees for the FIFA Ballon d’Or award, and club president Moratti believes he stands a good chance of winning.
“Everyone is free to say that someone else must win, but it’s so clear that it will be up to him,” he added.
“He launched Inter to the treble win and Holland to the World Cup final.
“I have spoken about Sneijder winning the Ballon d’Or, but let’s not forget there are other candidates.
“There is Maicon, Julio Cesar and (Samuel) Eto’o. Why ignore them?
“They deserve it to as does Diego Milito who has absurdly been omitted from the list.”