Chelsea are set to trigger the release clause in Wesley Sneijder’s Galatasaray contract this January, according to Turkish news outlet Fanatik.
The Dutch international feels like he’s been around forever but he’s only 31 years old and Jose Mourinho would love to have the former Inter Milan midfielder at Stamford Bridge.
Together they won the treble in 2010 with Sneijder being a key player in the triumph. That was also the year that he helped Holland to the World Cup final. Astonishingly, Sneijder didn’t even place in the top three in the Ballon d’Or voting the following January with Lionel Messi sharing the podium with Andres Iniesta and Xavi.
With reports of unrest in the Chelsea dressing room, Mourinho would love to draft in a talented ally in an attempt to stop the rot. Sneijder’s release clause currently stands at just €7.5 million.
Perhaps Chelsea won’t be the only club in for the playmaker with Manchester United being longtime admirers. Sniejder played under Louis van Gaal when he was Holland manager.