Galatasaray star has attempted to quell the rumours he could move to Manchester United.
Part of the historic Treble-winning Internazionale side of 2009, Wesley Sneijder - valued at £15m by transfermarkt.co.uk - has admitted his 'frustration' at the perpetual transfer rumours linking him with a move away from Galatasaray, where he won the Turkish Super Lig and and Super Cup in his debut season, and to Manchester United.
'I've heard about the reports,' the 29-year-old playmaker is quoted to have said by NOS. 'At the moment it isn't an issue, but every time the transfer window is open, I get linked with all kind of clubs.'
The mid-season transfer window has not yet even opened but, since the closing of the summer market, Sneijder has been linked with a switch to Chelsea (Daily Star, Metro) but primarily to United (The Express, The Guardian).
United manager David Moyes is alleged to be looking to revive the club's domestic campaign by sealing a deal for a playmaking midfielder, like Sneijder, who has returned a goal or assist once every 140 minutes this season in Super Lig and Champions League competition.
The Dutchman, who has 96 international caps, added: 'Sometimes it's frustrating, because I have to clarify it with the fans. Here in Turkey, the supporters are very emotional. They have a lot of passion and I don't want to explain things that I don't know about.
'Again, I know just as much as you do. I feel very good at Gala, and I'm glad we're through in the Champions League. You'll never know, but at this point I'm happy here.'
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