Date: 4th June 2013 at 7:31pm
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AC Milan v FC Internazionale Milano - Serie AFollowing the confirmation of Jose Mourinho as Chelsea’s new manager the press in Turkey have linked us with one of his former players Wesley Sneijder.

The playmaker only transferred to Galatasaray in January but the Turkish media are already claiming that he will soon be reunited with Mourinho, who he worked with during their time at Inter Milan, at Stamford Bridge. Apparently he hasn’t had the best of times at the Istanbul club under Fatih Terim and they’ll listen to reasonable offers for him.

Sneijder is still talented and will turn 29-years-old in the coming days, so he isn’t exactly what you would call old but he’s definitely past his peak and he’d likely command a high wage.

It is said that he has kept in touch with Mourinho since they parted ways and this could be a reason for his signing. I don’t see where he would fit in though and think the media are using their relationship to force a link where there isn’t interest, whilst his own representatives could be leaking such stories to the press in order to publicise their client’s availability.

If Frank Lampard hadn’t signed an extension on his deal at Chelsea which would have kept him on a further year then perhaps the story would have been slightly more believable, but we’re probably going to look at more defensive thinking midfielders as we have an abundance of creative talent in the squad already.

Sneijder moved to Galatasaray for a fee of €7.5 million on a three-and-a-half year deal. The Dutchman made 16 appearances for the club, scoring four and making one assist. He also has 91 caps and 21 goals for the Netherlands.

I would have been excited with the link back in 2010, but I wouldn’t think Sneijder would be a worthwhile purchase for Chelsea at the moment.

Source: The Sun