Sneijder may find it hard to turn down a move to Chelsea

Wesley Sneijder may find it very difficult to turn down any move to Chelsea under Jose Mourinho.

The former Real Madrid and Inter Milan star may jump at the chance to move to the high profile London club if the Portuguese coach feels there is a need for him in the squad.

The pair worked together during their time at Inter Milan where Mourinho guided the Italian giants to the Champions League title.

Most significantly, Sneijder’s relationship with Inter Milan broke down following Mourinho’s departure and that guarantee of success he takes around with him is something Sneijder may want desperately to enjoy again.

There is a big debate over whether Chelsea need a player like Sneijder and whether he will be worth the fee from Galatasaray and the personal terms he is likely to demand to make the move.

Chelsea are filled with plenty of gifted players on the ball in terms of retaining and using possession effectively but they lack a cutting edge which can be provided through a grittier more aggressive player like Sneijder.

It could also be a sensible move in terms of taking the pressure off of Frank Lampard, who isn’t getting any younger. Despite the fact Lampard has just had a superb season, he won’t be able to play in every single game next year.

That makes it important for the club to have experienced options coming in from the squad, which will allow Lampard to rest, which increases the chances he can be a consistent goalscorer and midfielder to the very end of his career.

The Sun has reported that Galatasaray will listen to a reasonable offer, which could make it a very quick and simple deal if there is any truth in the rumours.

Sneijder is running out of chances when it comes to being able to represent some of the elite clubs in Europe.

At 28-years-old he still has a lot to offer and plenty of years left in the game so his next move will more than likely be his final one, as it should take him into his 30s and towards the end of his career.

Mourinho may not want anything to do with this deal and his close relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson is very important in this issue.

There is a reason Manchester United didn’t sign Sneijder for £20 million when they had the opportunity to do so and if Ferguson gives him a bad reference in any private conversation with Mourinho, then it could scarper any deal.

It would be a good signing for Chelsea because Sneijder represents quality, experience and consistency at the very top level but it’s a deal they need to think long and hard over in terms of straight up positives against negatives.

Do you think Sneijder will be a Chelsea player next season?

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