The national manager believes a move to Stamford Bridge would be good.
Netherlands head coach Louis Van Gaal has joined the debate over where his national player Wesley Sneijder will be playing next season, with Van Gaal recommending Chelsea.
“It would be much easier for me to keep an eye on his progress if he were to make the move to Chelsea,” the Dutch manager was quoted in the Sun.
“I could be at Chelsea within an hour from the Netherlands and Mourinho is a friend of me.”
The Blues have been linked with Sneijder since Jose Mourinho returned as manager at Stamford Bridge – with the 50-year-old having worked with the Dutchman for one season in 2009, after signing him for Inter Milan from Real Madrid for £13.2m.
During the 29-year-old’s first campaign at the San Siro he won the treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League under Mourinho, before starring at the 2010 World Cup – making it to the final with the Netherlands.
Sneijder went from hero to zero shortly after that and before being sold to Galatasaray this January had been effectively shunned from the Inter team due to a disagreement over wages.
Chelsea have already been given the go-ahead by the Turkish champions if they are set to bid £12.75m for the midfielder, despite the Netherlands international having signed a three-and-a-half year deal at Gala less than six months ago.
This comparatively lowly price may tempt Mourinho, as the Portuguese boss knows what Sneijder can bring to a team and with 92 international caps to his name the former Inter man certainly has the experience.