Chelsea agree £8m deal for Netherlands midfielder Marco van Ginkel

The 20-year-old played a role at the European Under-21 championships

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Thursday 04 July 2013 11:41
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Chelsea have reached an agreement over the signing of midfielder Marco van Ginkel
Chelsea have reached an agreement over the signing of midfielder Marco van Ginkel

Chelsea have reached an agreement over the signing of midfielder Marco van Ginkel from Vitesse Arnhem.

The 20-year-old, who played for Holland in this year's European Under-21 Championships having made his senior debut last year, has two years remaining on his contract with the Eredivisie club and will reportedly cost the Blues £8m.

A short statement on Chelsea's website said: "Chelsea Football Club and Vitesse Arnhem have reached an agreement for the transfer of Marco van Ginkel.

"The player will join Chelsea subject to a medical, agreement of personal terms and legal documentation."

Van Ginkel has come up through the ranks at Vitesse, making his senior debut in 2010 and establishing himself as a regular in the starting line-up last season.

He would become Jose Mourinho's second summer signing following the arrival of Andre Schurrle from Bayer Leverkusen.

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