Wesley Sneijder could reportedly reunite with former manager Jose Mourinho at Chelsea next season.
The Dutch playmaker enjoyed a good relationship with the Portuguese tactician during their time at Inter Milan. Mourinho signed Sneijder from Real Madrid in 2009 and the pair worked together at the Italian outfit to clinch the Champions League and the domestic double during the 2009-10 season.
Sneijder moved to Galatasaray earlier this year in €7.5m deal, after falling out of favour with the Nerazzurri due to contract renewal issues. However, the 28-year-old had an inconsistent spell in Istanbul so far and could now leave the Turkish club and join Chelsea, according to The Sun.
The Netherlands midfielder, who was previously a target for Manchester United, is vastly experienced on the big stage and has 91 senior international caps to his name. The report also claims Sneijder is keen on a reunion with Mourinho.
However, any move for the player from the Blues' side hinges on Mourinho still believing that Sneijder can excel in the Premier League even at this stage of his career, and could offer a new dimension to Chelsea who already have a bunch of talented, high-profile playmakers.
Meanwhile, Juan Mata, one of the Blues playmakers, has stated he is happy with his current role in the Spain national team.
Despite being the key man for Chelsea, the 25-year-old rarely starts a match for La Roja, due to some tough competition from the likes of Xavi, Andres Iniesta, David Silva, Cesc Fabregas, Xabi Alonso, Sergio Busquets and Jesus Navas for a midfield spot. However, the former Valencia man insists he enjoys even the bit-part role for the history-making side.
"I think it is because with 'La Seleccion' there are loads of us who are important players at their clubs, but then only 11 can start and so the competition is very fierce. But I have already enjoyed experiencing three major tournaments and my only goal is to keep being involved," the Spaniard pointed out.