Chelsea set to make January bid for Galatasaray star Wesley Sneijder

Wilfried Bony
MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 18: Wesley Sneijder (R) of Galatasaray AS celebrates scoring their opening goal with teammate Lukas Podoloski (R) during the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy match between Real Madrid CF and Galatasaray at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 18, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Chelsea are plotting a move for Galatasaray star Wesley Sneijder according to the Fanatik.

The transfer rumour that never fails to go away has resurfaced once again as the winter window edges ever nearer.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho is of course no stranger to Sneijder who remains one of his most loyal supporters despite having not played under the Portuguese managers stewardship since his Inter days.

“He is not only good coach, he’s also a good person. People love it when he fails, But he deserves respect for what has done, especially in your country,” Sneijder told the Portuguese daily newspaper O Jogo.

The Netherlands international played under Mourinho while at Inter Milan. Sneijder won the UEFA Champions League and Serie A under the Portuguese manager.

Sneijder does however, still have three years remaining on his contract and has settled in well to life in Turkey.

The former Real Madrid man has provided four assists and scored three goals in 15 appearances for Galatasaray this season. Sneijder has won the Süper Lig, Turkish Cup and Turkish Süper Cup since his arrival in Turkey and established himself as a key member of the Istanbul giants side.

See More
Hakan Çalhanoğlu chased by Arsenal and Manchester United
Man Utd legend David Beckham is Barcelona star Arda Turan’s role model