Chelsea are poised to make Marco van Ginkel their first signing of the summer.
Van Ginkel, who plays for Vitesse Arnhem has been touted as one of the brightest prospects in Dutch football, and was recently named Netherlands’ ‘Talent of the Year’.
With Jose Mourinho all but set to be confirmed as Chelsea’s new manager, it seems he is planning wholesale changes.
And van Ginkel, who has been compared to Steven Gerrard in his style of play in terms of his driving runs, could be unveiled as Chelsea’s first signing.
Football website Goal.com ascertains Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord has all been hot on his heels along with Benfica, who missed out trying to sign him last season.
They also note that Mourinho has identified the midfield as one area he wishes to strengthen this summer.