14 June, 2013 - 14:00

Chelsea close to signing Vitesse stalet Marco van Ginkel

Chelsea close to signing Vitesse stalet Marco van Ginkel

Chelsea edged closer to snapping up Vitesse wonderkid Marco van Ginkel, after their main rivals Ajax admitted they cannot compete with the Premier League moneybags.

The Blues boss Jose Mourinho is believed to be an admirer of talented Dutch midfielder and is prepared to table a £8.5 million offer for the player.

The 20-year-old Van Ginkel has impressed both the fans and the visiting scouts with his outstanding performances last season, deservedly winning the ‘Dutch Talent of the Year’ award.

Ajax boss Marc Overmars revealed that although they are interested in landing the player, they cannot compete with almost limitless spending power of the Premier League giants. He said: “Ajax were very interested in Van Ginkel and we were willing to go quite far. But if we have to compete with one of the big clubs from England it is always going to be difficult for us. We cannot beat Chelsea’s financial resources.”

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Author: Basil Naumov

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