Report: Chelsea, Vitesse agree on Marco van Ginkel transfer fee

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

Morning has broken in the Netherlands and along with it, the news. And it's a particularly bright piece of news on this (assumed) bright sunny morning, for it concerns a bright young prospect:

De clubleiding van Vitesse heeft een akkoord met Chelsea bereikt over de transfer van Marco van Ginkel van Arnhem naar Londen. De club van trainer José Mourinho, die gisteren officieel werd geprestenteerd bij de Engelse topclub, heeft ruim 8,5 miljoen euro over voor de middenvelder van Jong Oranje.

-Source: De Telegraaf

Google translate is having a few issues with that specific website, but the gist of it is that Chelsea have had a bid of €8.5m accepted by Vitesse Arnhem. Another source reports that Chelsea's bid beat out a competing offer from Ajax Amsterdam, which was in the range of €7m. Chelsea rule!

Chelsea heeft een bod uitgebracht van ruim 8,5 miljoen euro, meldt De Telegraaf. Daarmee zit de winnaar van de Europa League ruim anderhalf miljoen euro boven het bod van Ajax. De regerend landskampioen van Nederland bracht een bod uit van zeven miljoen euro. Vitesse wilde echter niet in gesprek gaan met de Amsterdammers.

-Source: Voetbal Primeur

De speler en de clubleiding van Chelsea, dat een stevige vinger in de pap heeft bij Vitesse, zijn nog niet tot een akkoord gekomen.

-Source: De Telegraaf

While the clubs have apparently agreed on a transfer fee, personal terms between the 20-year-old and Chelsea remain unsettled. Although I'm sure that's just a matter of time.

Als Van Ginkel voor een overgang naar de winnaar van de Europa League kiest, is de kans niet groot dat hij veel aan spelen zal toekomen. Een andere mogelijkheid is dat Vitesse hem eerst nog een jaar huurt van Chelsea, dat elk seizoen drie spelers aan de Arnhemse club uitleent.

-Source: De Telegraaf

It seems that the hangup in the personal terms may be over whether the midfielder spends another year at Vitesse (on loan) or if he joins up with Chelsea this summer. Regardless, if these reports are true - and after getting stung by the Lazar Markovic business yesterday, we're making this a bigger "if" than we would normally - then it looks like we're about to finally make our first official signing of the summer transfer window.

I included all the source text in case one of the WAGNH Dutch contingent wants to give us a proper translation. But I think we've captured the essence of the business and the essence of the business is excellent news.

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