Chelsea agree to sign Dutch midfielder Marco Van Ginkel

Ginkel had been linked with Chelsea for long and there were reports that he had also met Jose Mourinho. Mourinho apparently sees him as a long term replacement of the Blues legend, Frank Lampard.

updated: July 04, 2013 16:17 IST
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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 Thursday.

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).

"Chelsea Football Club and Vitesse Arnhem have reached an agreement for the transfer of Marco van Ginkel," read a statement on the Chelsea website.

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