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Wesley Sneijder urged to join Chelsea

October 17, 2013
By ESPN staff

Chelsea are still targeting Wesley Sneijder and the Galatasaray midfielder should move to Stamford Bridge for the sake of his international career, according to Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal.

Wesley Sneijder and Mourinho won the Champions League with Inter
PA PhotosSneijder joined Galatasaray in a 9 million euro move back in January.

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Sneijder was an integral part of the Inter Milan side which won the Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League Treble in 2010 under the management of Jose Mourinho, who is now back in charge at Chelsea.

Van Gaal has urged Sneijder, 29, to reunite with the Portuguese coach in the more competitive Premier League to raise his form before the World Cup finals in Brazil next year.

"I know Chelsea and Jose Mourinho want Sneijder," Van Gaal told Turkish newspaper Vatan.

"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."

Former Ajax and Real Madrid playmaker Sneijder appeared six times for the Dutch in their World Cup qualifiers, which ended with them topping Group D with nine wins and a draw. He started six matches in that campaign, scoring one goal and claiming two assists.

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