London - Chelsea have struck a deal to sign 20-year-old Dutch midfielder Marco
van Ginkel from Vitesse Arnhem, the Premier League giants announced on
Van Ginkel, who made his senior international debut for
the Netherlands last year, will reportedly cost the Europa League
champions 8 million ($12.2 million, 9.4 million euros).
Football Club and Vitesse Arnhem have reached an agreement for the
transfer of Marco van Ginkel," read a statement on the Chelsea website.
"The player will join Chelsea subject to a medical, agreement of personal terms and legal documentation."
Van Ginkel graduated from the Vitesse youth system and made his debut first-team appearance in 2010.
was a key figure last season as the modest club from the eastern Dutch
city of Arnhem secured an unexpected fourth-place finish in the
He is in line to become Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho's
second close-season signing after German forward Andre Schurrle arrived
from Bayer Leverkusen.