Chelsea want to sign Sneijder - reports

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Galatasaray playmaker Wesley Sneijder should leave Turkey and join Premier League title contenders Chelsea, according to Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal.

Vatan newspaper reporter Erdal Cömert claims Jose Mourinho, who worked with Sneijder at Inter Milan, is keen to be reunited with the 29-year-old at Stamford Bridge.

"I know Chelsea and Jose Mourinho want Sneijder," Van Gaal is quoted as saying. "In my opinion, if possible Sneijder should leave Galatasaray and join Chelsea.

"Playing under Mourinho again would improve his performances and help him regain his form for the national team."

Under Mourinho, Sneijder helped Inter win an historic treble, including the 2010 Champions League title.

The Dutchman, who reached the World Cup final with the Netherlands in the same year, was full of praise for the current Chelsea manager during his spell at the San Siro - and it's believed that he would be open to a move to west London.

Last season, Sneijder helped Galatasaray win the Turkish Süper Lig title alongside former Chelsea star Didier Drogba.

And on Tuesday night, he scored the second goal in the Netherlands' 2-0 win over Turkey in their final 2014 World Cup qualifier.

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