Chelsea to keep his hopes of a spot in his nations World Cup squad alive.

The playmaker only joined Galatasaray in January, but was linked with a shock move to Stamford Bridge over the summer to link up with former manager Jose Mourinho.

Sneijder enjoyed, arguably, the finest years of his career under ‘The Special One’ at Inter Milan, winning the Serie A title and Champions League during the 2009/10 season.

Since then, the 29-year-old has stagnated a little, but he has still remained a part of the Dutch national team.

But, with a number of young players all snapping at Sneijder’s heels for a place in the squad for next summer’s showpiece tournament, van Gaal has urged the midfielder to pursue a move to Chelsea:

“I know Chelsea and Jose Mourinho want Sneijder,” he is quoted by talkSPORT.

“In my opinion, if possible Sneijder should leave Galatasaray and join Chelsea.

“Playing under Mourinho again would improve his performances and help him regain his form for the national team.”

Sneijder has also been linked with Manchester United and Liverpool in recent times.

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