Blues target not looking to leave Turkey.
Rumoured Chelsea target Wesley Sneijder has moved to dismiss speculation that he could be set to leave Galatasaray for Stamford Bridge this January, according to ESPN.
The Dutchman had emerged as a target for his former manager Jose Mourinho during the summer, and rumours surfaced again last week when his national team manager Louis van Gaal said he felt he should take the chance to join Chelsea and work under the Portuguese coach.
However, Sneijder insists he is happy at Galatasaray and not interested in joining the Blues, expressing some annoyance that there are always stories linking him with a move to play under Mourinho again.
The pair enjoyed great success together at Inter Milan, with Sneijder playing a key role as the side won the treble in the 2009/10 season, though the chances of them working together again seem slim with the 29-year-old’s latest statement.
Everywhere Jose Mourinho goes they make some rumours about me following,” Sneijder said.
“Whatever club I’m at I will give 100%, I love this club and I am not even thinking to leave. It’s just rumours and you will see come January I will be linked with Chelsea again but I am staying here.
“Every transfer market I am apparently moving to one club or another but these are just rumours, I am happy and I like life here.”
Mourinho also moved to re-sign a former player of his from Inter this summer, bringing Samuel Eto’o to Stamford Bridge on a short-term deal.
Chelsea are also believed to be tracking another Galatasaray player, with speculation that they could offer Demba Ba in exchange for prolific Turkish striker Burak Yilmaz.