Tuesday, 11th June, 2013
Holland coach Louis van Gaal believes Chelsea would provide a "convenient" transfer option for playmaker Wesley Sneijder, both for his domestic and international progress.
Amid the media hype over Jose Mourinho’s appointment to the Chelsea post, there has been speculation aplenty over a possible reunion for Sneijder with his former Inter Milan boss.
Those reports were given further credence when Sneijder’s current club Galatasaray slapped a €15m price tag on their star asset last weekend.
Sneijder, who was battling injury in the last few weeks of the club season, is currently on tour with Holland in Asia and played the first half of their 3-0 win over Indonesia on Friday.
Van Gaal, who replaced Sneijder with Manchester United striker Robin van Persie as Holland captain, was quoted in the Algemeen Dagblad as saying: "[Sneijder's move to] Chelsea? Those are just rumours.
"However, Chelsea would be a more convenient club in order for me to keep an eye on him. Chelsea is an hour from Netherlands and I’m a friend of Mourinho."
Since his January move to Turkey, Sneijder has played 16 times for Galatasaray in all competitions, scoring four goals.
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