Dutch legend will not be joining the Blues in January…
Galatasaray president Unal Aysal has dismissed reports that his club could sell Wesley Sneijder to Chelsea when the transfer window reopens in January, reports InsideFutbol.
The 29-year-old Dutch midfielder joined the Turkish giants from Inter Milan back in January, but many pundits believe he still has the ability to play for one of Europe’s very best clubs.
Jose Mourinho, current Blues boss, worked with the playmaker at Inter Milan, and wants to add some more guile to his hard-working centre-midfield.
Unfortunately for the Portuguese boss, Aysal has quashed these rumours.
“We have no desire to sell Wesley Sneijder,” the Galatasaray president told A Bola.
“Roberto Mancini has not yet had the time to assess his team and has therefore asked us not to sell any players at this time.”
The former Manchester City boss recently joined the Turkish side, and is expected to win another league title and qualify from his Champions League group at the very least.
Sneijder, with his brilliant passing and set-piece ability will play a big part of Mancini’s chances of having a successful debut season.
The midfielder is closing on his 100th cap with the Dutch side, and will play a crucial part of their hopes of winning a maiden World Cup in Brazil next summer.