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Sneijder: Small Money, Big Difference - Chelsea set to swoop for Galatasaray star
According to Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal, Dutch midﬁelder Wesley Sneijder is rumoured to be on Chelsea’s wish list for next January, and along with several other players in Chelsea’s interests, including Pogba, Matic and Khedira, he could be on auction for about £5m. The 29-year-old, who was also linked with a move to Stamford Bridge last summer, is currently considering a move to Chelsea, in hopes of reviving his international career with Netherlands - and Dutch manager Van Gaal too thinks the move would be a step forward for the cause.
“I know Chelsea and Jose Mourinho want Sneijder in the winter market. Playing under Mourinho again would improve his performances and help him regain his form for the national team.”
He went on too add that a move for Sneijder to the Blues would be optimum for him, as he has been incapable to lash out energy of any kind while at Galatasaray. The Dutch International was also linked to a Manchester United bid close to the end of the transfer window last summer, and is likely to be subject of bidding from several clubs next year. However, he is being told to ignore other bids in the future, and rather focus on Chelsea - not only is Jose Mourinho thought to be better inﬂuence upon Sneijder, but the two also have a closer relationship, as they shared a successful season together at Inter Milan back in 2010 - Van Gaal also believes Sneijder could rekindle his relationship with Mourinho, with whom he enjoyed the peak of his career with. Even if he doesn’t end up at Chelsea, a move from Galatasaray would seem a sensible choice, as he is likely to go to a club of higher skill and importance. Earlier this year, the midﬁelder also stated he would be happy to work under Mourinho once more. Wherever he ends up, he could be quintessential advantage on the playing ﬁeld and an exceptional dead-ball specialist, and we hope his impeccable and creative style of play further develops to his beneﬁt, and to everyone around him.
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