Galatasaray open contract talks with Manchester United target Sneijder

Galatasaray have started negotiations to extend Wesley Sneijder’s contract according to reports in the Turkish media.

The Netherlands international has two and a half years remaining on his current deal.

Sneijder currently earns €3.2 million per season and receives a €25,000 bonus per appearance.

Galatasaray are not expected to offer Sneijder a pay rise, but are willing to extend him contract until the end of the 2016-17 season.

In a recent interview Sneijder stated that he is happy in Istanbul and has no intention to leave despite reports linking him to Manchester United and Inter.

“As I keep saying over and over again, I am very happy at Galatasaray, I feel at home here at the club among my friends,” Sneijder said.

“I have never considered leaving but the rumours continues.

“All I am focused on is the team.”

The 30-year-old joined Galatasaray from Inter in 2013 for €8 million.

Sneijder Galatasaray to Turkish Cup glory last season and played an important role in Galatasaray reaching the Champions League quarter-finals.