Van Ginkel has also attracted interest from Ajax.
Shortly after admitting a move to Chelsea would interest him, Marco Van Ginkel’s agent has revealed a move to the Blues from Vitesse Arnhem has started to take shape.
Van Ginkel has been linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge for some time although the comments from Karel Jansen, the 20-year-old’s representative, suggests a deal is now close.
“Chelsea are interested, we don’t deny it,” Jansen was quoted on ESPN.
“But there are more clubs. Ajax had made official contact with Vitesse, but they don’t want to talk with them.
“The situation is that we wait until after the the European Championship and then will look for the best step.”
The midfielder is currently representing Netherlands at the under-21s European Championship in Israel, having made 16 appearances at that level and scoring three goals.
Chelsea have been alerted to the talents of Van Ginkel after an impressive season with his club side in 2012/13.
The Dutchman made 40 appearances in all competitions for Arnhem and scored 14 times, as well as providing 12 assists.
Although Eredivisie champions Ajax have also shown interest in the starlet it’s clear that his current side, who finished fourth in the table, are not willing to sell Van Ginkel to a team in the same division.
This puts the Blues and new manager Jose Mourinho in pole position in acquiring the midfielder to come and play at Stamford Bridge – although whether the Netherlands under-21 international would become one of the many young stars immediately loaned out at Chelsea is unknown.
Watch what all the fuss is about as Van Ginkel powers into the Heracles box to coolly score