Van Ginkel is on his way to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have agreed a deal with Vitesse Arnhem for their coveted young midfielder Marco Van Ginkel, who was formerly a target for Manchester United.
Van Ginkel will join the club subject to a medical and agreeing personal terms with the Blues, with the fee believed to be in the region of £7.2m.
The move seals the west London club’s second signing since the return of maverick boss Jose Mourinho, with Bayer Leverkusen forward Andre Schurrle joining in a £19.4m deal.
Chelsea’s latest acquisition is highly regarded in his home nation of the Netherlands having played 93 matches for Vitesse since breaking into the first team in 2010.
The 20-year-old has represented the Dutch national team at under-21 level 17 times, scoring three goals and is tipped to break into the senior squad in the near future.
It is a coup for the Blues to secure Van Ginkel as United manager David Moyes had sent scouts out to the Netherlands to watch the youngster and was keen on the midfielder himself.
However, it is Mourinho that has won this first battle and the Dutchman will arrive at Stamford Bridge alongside a host of talented players competing for central midfield roles.
Along with stalwart Frank Lampard, Ramires and Michael Essian – who has returned from a loan spell at Real Madrid – are also candidates for a starting place, whilst David Luiz operated further up the pitch as well last term.
The arrival of Van Ginkel adds further evidence to the likely departure of Jon Obi Mikel to Galatasaray though, with Chelsea looking to offload the Nigerian in a £16m deal.
Chelsea fans enjoy with this video of great goals and skills from the clearly talented Van Ginkel: