Galatasaray president Unal Aysal is adamant that Wesley Sneijder will not be sold to Chelsea this January.
The Dutch playmaker has been linked with a move to the Blues for some time, with Jose Mourinho – who coached him at Inter Milan – known to be a big fan of his abilities.
Sneijder was urged earlier this week to re-join his former coach at Stamford Bridge to boost his hopes of making his nation’s squad for the 2014 World Cup by Holland manager Louis van Gaal.
Rumours have also circulated that the 29-year-old himself may be keen to leave, with Gala currently gripped by instability following the recent arrival of Roberto Mancini.
However, Aysal says that selling Sneijder is not an option:
“We don’t have a decision or a desire to sell Sneijder.” He is quoted by Goal.
“Mancini has not had enough time to find out about the squad.
“He doesn’t want us to transfer somebody.
“Sneijder has a temporary problem, I don’t care about it. He is going to regain his form with us.”
Sneijder has also been linked with Manchester United and Liverpool over the course of the past few years.
The midfielder joined Gala from Inter in January.
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