Chelsea's interest in Van Ginkel confirmed by agent

The Vitesse midfielder is set to become Jose Mourinho's first signing in his second Blues spell after the player's representative announced the west London club's approach
Marco van Ginkel's agent has confirmed that Chelsea have targeted the Vitesse midfielder as a summer signing.

As exclusively revealed by Goal in May, a deal has already been put in place to bring the Netherlands Under-21s international, one of the finest emerging talents in Dutch football, to Stamford Bridge to strengthen the Blues' midfield.

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Van Ginkel's agent, Karel Jansen, announced the Europa League winners are in the hunt to sign the 20-year-old but warned that Ajax are among the other clubs hoping to interfere with Chelsea's plans.

"Chelsea are interested, we don't deny it," he told De Telegraaf, "but there are more clubs. Ajax had made official contact with Vitesse but they don't want to talk with them.

"The situation is that we wait until after the the European Under-21s Championship and then will look for the best step."

However the midfielder's representative refused to confirm that his client, who has two years remaining on his current contract, has already decided on a move away.

He added: "Marco still has two years under contract at the GelreDome, so we don't know if he will leave Arnhem."

Van Ginkel scored eight times in 33 league appearances last season in the Eredivisie, earning the prestigious Johan Cruijff Prijs award.