Saturday January 12 2013
Gala: 'Sneijder talks have begun'

Galatasaray have released a statement confirming “Wesley Sneijder has agreed on the transfer and discussions are ongoing with the player.”

This is a big development, as up until last night his agent had declared he was rejecting calls with a Turkish number.

“Wesley Sneijder has agreed on the transfer from FC Internazionale,” read a statement on the Galatasaray website today.

“Discussions are ongoing with the player. We bring this to the attention of the public.”

This confirms that Sneijder has not rejected the move outright, although long talks are expected to work out personal terms.

Turkish media reported this morning that a deal had already been struck for €3.5m per season plus performance-related bonuses and a signing-on fee worth €5.8m.