Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder has admitted that he has held talks with Manchester United's new manager Jose Mourinho, but ruled out the possibility of a switch to Old Trafford in the summer. The Dutch international and ex-Chelsea boss worked together at Inter Milan and the 31-year-old revealed he shares a special relationship with his former coach.
Mourinho was appointed the Red Devils manager in place of Louis van Gaal in May. The Dutchman was shown the exit door by United vice chairman Ed Woodward just days after winning the FA Cup and replaced him with the Portuguese tactician.
"The rumours about Manchester have been in play again in the last few days. Yes, it is true that I have a special relationship with Mourinho but it is not true that he wants me anyway," Sneijder told Turkish publication Fanatik.
"I talked to him, but that does not mean that he is going to try and get me. I congratulated him on his job in Manchester and I wished him success."
Sneijder and Galatasaray struggled in the 2015/16 season as they lost the title to Besiktas and finished sixth in Super Lig table. The only success they had was beating Fenerbahce 1-0 to win the Turkish Cup in May.
The former Real Madrid and Inter star has opened the door for a move away from his current employers in the summer transfer window. Sneijder revealed he is unhappy with Galatasaray's transfer policies and their vision to take the club forward, but admitted he is enjoying with his family in Istanbul.
"Yes, my heart is in Istanbul at Galatasaray. I want to continue here with my family because I love it here," he explained.
"But of course you have to remember that in football anything can happen. The club does not specify a new vision for a better future. They do not come with a good transfer policy and now I have to make a decision."