Chelsea reach Van Ginkel agreement with Vitesse
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Chelsea have struck a deal to sign playmaker Marco van Ginkel from Vitesse.

The 20-year-old, who made his Netherlands debut last year, will reportedly cost the UEFA Europa League champions £8m.

"Chelsea Football Club and Vitesse Arnhem have reached an agreement for the transfer of Marco van Ginkel," read a statement on the Blues' official 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 first-team bow in 2010.

He 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 Eredivisie.

He is in line to become Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho's second close-season signing after German attacker Andre Schurrle arrived from Bayer Leverkusen.