Long-term Manchester United target Wesley Sneijder has revealed he turned down the chance of moving to the Premier League champions in January.
The Red Devils have been linked with Sneijder for the past couple of seasons - but have been unable to conclude a deal for the former Real Madrid and Inter Milan midfielder.
And the Dutchman has confirmed Manchester United tried to sign him from Turkish outfit Galatasaray during the January transfer window but failed to lure him away from the Türk Telekom Arena.
Speaking to the Turkish media, Sneijder said on interest from Manchester United: "There were clubs who wanted to sign me like Manchester United but I have no intention of leaving and my club have no intention of letting me go.
"Leaving in January didn't even cross my mind and the club have never told me to leave."
Sneijder stated that one of the reasons for staying at Galatasaray was the fact that his current side face a last 16 Champions League group stage two-legged tie against Chelsea in the next couple of weeks and are second in the Super Lig.
"There is still a lot to achieve here we are competing in the league, Turkish Cup and have a chance of beating Chelsea in the Champions League.
"I feel at home here and that's not something you feel everywhere you go."
Manchester United are likely to turn their attention away from Sneijder during the summer as Red Devils boss David Moyes wants to make wholesale changes to his side.
Moyes' side are currently languishing in seventh place in the Premier League - having failed to claim all three points against relegation candidates Fulham on Sunday.