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The Italian is confident the right-back will join up with the squad shortly and provide competition for places with Christophe Jallet, after personal terms were agreed on Friday

Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Paris Saint-Germain are close to signing Gregory van der Wiel from Ajax.

The Netherlands defender was linked with an exit from the Amsterdam Arena throughout the summer, and a deal taking him to the French capital now appears to be all but official.

The Dutchman is set to round off a summer of heavy spending for the Qatari-owned club, with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Thiago Silva having already joined PSG.

"Van der Wiel's signature shouldn't take too long," Ancelotti stated at a press conference.

"Christophe [Jallet] was our only player who could play on the right side of defence. He'll have to compete with Van er Wiel now, but I do not see that as a problem."

Ajax are reported to have received a sum of 5 million (£3.9m) for the full-back, whose contract was set to expire at the end of the season.

Ancelotti's charges face Lille on Saturday as they look to end a run of three straight draws in Ligue 1.

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