The midfielder playmaker currently of Galatasaray was on target for the Dutch in their victory over Turkey in their final World Cup qualifying match.

Sneijder a long-term target of Arsenal and United is being urged to leave the Turkish champions and join his former Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.

"I know Chelsea and Jose Mourinho want Sneijder" van Gaal told Vatan.

"In my opinion if possible Sneijder should leave Galatasaray and join Chelsea.

"Playing under Mourinho again would improve his performances and help him regain his form for the national team."

The 29-year-old during his spell with Mourinho at Inter won the treble which included capturing the Champions League crown by beating German giants Bayern Munich in 2010.

Sneijder only joined Galatasaray in January for €7.5m following four years in Italy and has made 23 appearances scoring five goals in that time.