Sneijder denies Chelsea link

Wesley Sneijder has played down speculation that he is set to be reunited with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, insisting he is happy at Galatasaray.

The Dutchman, who joined the Turkish champions at the start of 2013, enjoyed a fantastic relationship with Mourinho while they were at Inter Milan and was the fulcrum of the team that won the treble in 2010.

Recent reports suggest the 29-year-old is keen to link up with the former Real Madrid boss, who made a long-expected return to Stamford Bridge earlier this month, but Sneijder denies that such a deal is in the offing, although he admits he may reassess the situation come January.

"I have a special relationship with Jose Mourinho and enjoyed working with him, but I can't leave Galatasaray in the lurch or the fans that I admire," he told Turkish newspaper Milliyet.

"I want to play till January at least and help my team. I love Istanbul so much. I've met a new country and a new culture. It would not be easy to leave and turn my back [on Galatasaray].

"My club have expectations of me. The board worked so hard for my transfer. I can't go anywhere because I owe them."