Wesley Sneijder plays down Chelsea rumours

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Wesley Sneijder has played down reports linking him with a move to Chelsea, insisting he is happy at Galatasaray.

The 29-year-old, who worked under Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan, was recently urged by Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal to make the move to Stamford Bridge.

However, Sneijder told reporters that he is happy to stay with the Turkish giants.

"Everywhere Jose Mourinho goes they make some rumours about me following," Sneijder told Lig Tv. "Whatever club I'm at I will give 100 per-cent, I love this club and I am not even thinking to leave.

"It's just rumours and you will see come January I will be linked with Chelsea again but I am staying here.

"Every transfer market I am apparently moving to one club or another but these are just rumours, I am happy and I like life here."

Sneijder left Inter Milan in 2013 after a successful four-year spell at the San Siro and marked his first season in Turkish football by helping steer Galatasaray to the 2012/13 Süper Lig title.

Prior to his Inter Milan stay he played for European giants Ajax and Real Madrid, while he has also been capped by the Netherlands 96 times.

Galatasaray are keen to hold onto their prized asset - and the club's president Ünal Aysal is confident that he will stay at the Türk Telekom Arena.

"We have no interest in selling Sneijder," Aysal commented, "and there is nothing to indicate that he will part ways with the club."

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