Dutch international open to Stamford Bridge move.
Inter Milan ace Wesley Sneijder is keen on a move to Chelsea, it has been revealed.
Sneijder turned down a bumper offer from Zenit St Petersburg this week, but expects to leave Inter in June.
Tuttosport says the midfield schemer favours a move to England, though accepts interest from Manchester United has now dried up.
Instead, he is banking on Chelsea making an offer – particularly if Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge.
Wesley Sneijder appeared to be strongly linked with a move to Man United but it seems that according to this source interest from Sir Alex Ferguson has reduced, perhaps due to Inter Milan’s very average season and the Dutch playmaker’s relatively poor form, now a move to Chelsea interests the 27 year old and the linking of Jose Mourinho into the mix may well interest Roman Abramovich.
Andre Villas-Boas has had a very rocky first season at Stamford Bridge and if he fails to overcome Napoli in the Champions League or indeed fails to secure a top four finish then the Portuguese boss may be on his way, perhaps leaving the door open to a return for former favourite Mourinho.
It’s now four and a half years since Abramovich and Mourinho parted ways and any ill feeling between the pair may well have vanished by now and the Russian owner may see the Real Madrid boss as the ideal man to take the reins at the West London club, if Villas-Boas is axed.
Sneijder’s best form came under Mourinho at the San Siro, when he spearheaded Inter Milan to a treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League triumphs, achievements the Italian giants have struggled to replicate since the ‘Special One’ left for the Bernabeu.