Dutchman happy in Turkey.
Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder has denied that he wants to leave the club to join former manager Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, talkSPORT reports.
The 28-year-old worked under Mourinho during the pair’s time together at Inter Milan. They had both masterminded the club’s historic treble win, which included the Champions League, and the Dutch international had been believed to be keen on linking up with him again in London.
However, he has moved to deny those reports by turning his back on a move to west London as his agent, Soren Lerby, told Turkish radio station CRC: “The issue is clear. Wesley is very happy at Galatasaray and he will continue there next season.”
Sneijder appeared 12 times in Galatasaray’s title winning run in last season and will now look set to stay on and build on that success.
Dutch national team boss Louis Van Gaal recently stripped the former Real Madrid man of the captaincy for his country and called on the player to make the move to the Premier League by hinting that it may stand him in good stead to win the armband back.
“It would be much easier for me to keep an eye on his progress if he were to make the move to Chelsea,” he said.
“I could be at Chelsea within an hour from the Netherlands, and [new Chelsea manager Jose] Mourinho is a friend of mine.”