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The 22-year-old left-back made 39 appearances for the Arnhem-based outfit in all competitions last season, and has returned to the Eredivisie side once again

Chelsea have loaned defender Patrick van Aanholt to Vitesse Arnhem for a third spell with the Eredevisie team.

The 22-year-old made 31 league appearances for Vitesse last term as they finished fourth in the Dutch top flight, securing Europa League qualification in the process.

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Van Aanholt has made just eight senior appearances for Chelsea since signing on junior terms from PSV Eindhoven in 2007 and also spent half of the 2011-12 season at the Gelredome.

A statement on Vitesse's official website read: "Patrick van Aanholt will play again next season at Vitesse.

"The 22-year-old defender is hired for a season from Chelsea Football Club. Van Aanholt begins his third season in Arnhem."

The move follows Chelsea's capture of Vitesse midfielder Marco van Ginkel, who signed a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge on Friday.

Van Aanholt was part of the Netherlands squad for the Under-21 European Championship in Israel, and played in a 3-0 group stage loss against eventual winners Spain.

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