Wesley Sneijder may have sparked another transfer saga with Manchester United after revealing he would consider the opportunity to join up with Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.
The Dutch international was relentlessly linked with a move to the club throughout the summer of 2011 and then again in January 2013 after a contract standoff with Inter saw him made available at a cut price fee.
Sneijder, 30, instead joined Galatasaray and while he is happy to remain at the Turkish champions, admits it would be difficult to turn down an offer from van Gaal to join him at United.
"He trains his players very hard and always expects the highest standards," Sneijder was quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News on the Netherlands boss.
"I am happy at Galatasaray. I have established myself at the club and have settled in. However, if van Gaal were to make me an offer I would have to at least consider it.
"Nobody from the Netherlands can simply reject van Gaal. In the Netherlands van Gaal is something like the head teacher of a school. Not everyone is lucky enough to get into his good books."
For as long as United's need to add to their midfield has been a concern, Snejder has been linked with a move to the club. Those concerns now ring louder than ever with van Gaal expected to make two additions to rectify the club's woes in the middle of the park.
Van Gaal has already begun making changes to the United squad that recorded their worst ever Premier League finish last season. Dutch full back Alexander Buttner is poised to join Russian club Dinamo Moscow after revealing he does not want to play under the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach after being consistently ignored by him at international level.
"Van Gaal never gave me the chance in the Dutch national team, despite being voted man of the match 14 times at Manchester United," Buttner was quoted as saying by Dutch daily De Telegraaf.
"Apparently, he is not very confident about me. So I think this is the right moment to leave."