Wesley Sneijder wants Galatasaray stay

Galatasaray's Wesley Sneijder during the Champions League quarter final match against Real Madrid on April 3, 2013
© PA Photos
Wesley Sneijder insists that he wants to stay with Galatasaray following speculation that he could join Chelsea this summer.

Wesley Sneijder has insisted that he wants to stay at Galatasaray following speculation that he could be on his way to Chelsea.

The Dutch playmaker has been linked with a summer move to Stamford Bridge to be reunited with former manager Jose Mourinho.

Sneijder worked with the Portuguese coach during a successful spell at Inter Milan.

"I have a special relationship with Jose Mourinho and enjoyed working with him, but I can't leave Galatasaray in the lurch or the fans that I admire," the 29-year-old told Milliyet.

"I want to play till January at least and help my team. I love Istanbul so much."

Sneijder's current contract with Turkish champions Galatasaray is due to expire in the summer of 2016.

Related Video
1Manchester CityMan City86021971218
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd8512128416
4Crystal Palace8503117415
5Leicester CityLeicester84311715215
6West Ham UnitedWest Ham84221711614
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs8341117413
11Swansea CitySwansea82421010010
13Norwich CityNorwich82331214-29
14Stoke CityStoke8233810-29
17West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom8224611-58
18Aston Villa8116813-54
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8035617-113