Chelsea have been given a boost in signing Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder in the summer. The Sun linked the Dutch international with a move to Stamford Bridge since the club confirmed the re-appointment of Jose Mourinho as replacement for Rafael Benitez.
Sneijder, who worked with Mourinho while the duo were with their former employers Inter Milan, joined the Turkish champions during the January transfer window earlier this year. The midfielder revealed he has been in regular contact with the Portuguese tactician and hinted a move to Chelsea could be on the cards this summer.
"I have a great relationship with Jose Mourinho. We have kept in contact since our days at Inter. Does Chelsea need a playmaker? I'm not sure. In football you can never be certain of what will happen next but I'm very happy in Turkey," Goal.com quoted Sneijder as saying.
Meanwhile, Mourinho now wants to offload Chelsea duo Fernando Torres and Juan Mata to raise funds to bring in new players. Marca reports the former Porto and Inter manager has already informed the Blues' Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich to listen to any offers for the services of the Spanish duo.
Mata was in brilliant form for the west London club last season, which saw him being named the west london club's Players' Player of the Season for the second year in a row. His impressive spell with Chelsea has caught the eyes of Spanish champions Barcelona, who are keen on signing the midfielder in the summer.
Should Mourinho decide to sell the Spanish midfielder in the upcoming transfer window, it would likely make way for Sneijder to re-unite with his former manager to Stamford Bridge.
The Dutch playmaker featured four times in the Champions League for Galatasaray last year, scoring and creating a goal each. The Turks failed to beat Madrid in the quarter final stage, losing 3-5 on aggregate.
"Reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League was our target and we reached it. The first leg against Real Madrid was disappointing, had we played better we could have progressed. The home leg with the twelfth man behind us was amazing," Sneijder concluded.