Dutch ace cuts Man Utd link with bumper new deal

Wesley Sneijder is close to signing a deal to extend his stay at Turkish giants Galatasaray, ending speculation of a move to Manchester United, according to the Daily Star.

The Dutch star has been heavily linked with a move to the club, with former national team boss Louis van Gaal currently in charge.

However, the 31-year old is seemingly on the verge of agreeing a new deal in Istanbul, with club chairman Dursun Ozbek revealing, ‘We are going to announce it officially’.

The former Ajax and Real Madrid star arrived in Turkey back in 2013 from Italian juggernauts Inter Milan, where he won the Champions League under Jose Mourinho in 2010.

He was also voted the UEFA midfielder of the year in the same season, as Mourinho’s men marched to a domestic and European double.

Since his £5.5m switch, the attacking ace has helped the Istanbul outfit to two league titles, netting 37 times.

He had previously stated an offer from the Old Trafford side may be too hard to resist, declaring ‘nobody from the Netherlands can simply turn down van Gaal.’