During the past couple of weeks punters in the Football Transfer Tavern have been keen to discover the future of talented Dutch youngster Marco van Ginkel with both Manchester United and Chelsea known to be fighting it out for his signature.
It now seems that the transfer battle is close to reaching a conclusion with today’s Express reporting that Chelsea are very close to signing the 20-year-old who plays for Vitesse Arnhem.
Van Ginkel is highly regarded as one of the finest young prospects in Holland and he was voted Dutch player of the year last season. This has brought about interest from England with new United boss David Moyes and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho ready to move for £15 million rated midfielder.
Chelsea were always thought to be favourites given their partnership with Vitesse Arnhem that let’s them have first refusal on any talented players and according to the Express this will see van Ginkel moving to Stamford Bridge during the post season.