Sneijder: No reason to leave Galatasaray

The Dutchman - who has been linked with Manchester United - says he is eagerly waiting for the end of the January window so that the speculation concerning his future dies down
Galatasaray playmaker Wesley Sneijder has insisted that he sees no reason to leave the club, despite rumoured interest from the Premier League.

Manchester United have been linked with a January move for the Dutchman, who moved to Istanbul from Inter midway through last season.

However, Sneijder insists that he is happy with life at Galatasaray and is enjoying playing for the Turkish champions.

"You would know better than me if I received any offers. Up to now there are no offers," he told Beyaz TV.

"There are rumours about me in every transfer window. I look forward to the end of transfer windows so people stop taking about me. I'm very happy here with the team and the fans and I have no reason to leave.

"This type of news always happens. You just need to wait until the end of the window."

The 29-year-old went on to voice his confidence that his side can overcome Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League if they put in a big performance.

"There'll be two good games," he said. "We deserve to be where we are in Europe. This success is very important for the club, the supporters and the team.

"Now we want to go even further. We really have to believe in ourselves to get to the quarter-finals. If we are all focused, we have a real chance."

Legendary coach Fatih Terim left the club earlier this season after a boardroom bust-up and Sneijder says he has become used to touchline changes.

"It's always difficult when a coach leaves the club. This happened suddenly, it was very emotional. I've been a professional footballer for 11 year. It's difficult, emotional, but normal in the world of football."