The agent of Galatasaray playmaker Wesley Sneijder has ruled out any possibility of his client joining Chelsea this summer.
TalkSPORT reports how the 28-year-old attacking midfielder has been frequently linked with a move to west London, even before he agreed a lucrative move to Turkey last year.
Jose Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge has led to speculation suggesting that Sneijder could be reunited with his former Inter Milan manager ahead of 2013/14, but his representative Soren Lerby has closed the door on a move to Chelsea this transfer window.
"The issue is clear," he told Radio CRC. "Wesley is very happy at Galatasaray and he will continue there next season."
After winning a domestic League, Cup and Champions League treble under the stewardship of Mourinho at the San Siro, the Holland international could be forgiven for wanting another spell playing for him, and given the fact that Roman Abramovich is a known admirer of Sneijder, a switch to Chelsea makes perfect sense.
However, any hope Blues fans might have had of seeing the Dutchman in a Chelsea shirt next season have now been dashed, following his agent's latest comments.