Chelsea fullback misses out on World Cup squad

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

Manchester United's new manager will be leaving a Chelsea player behind

The Netherlands have announced their 23-man squad ahead of the 2014 World Cup, and it includes no Chelsea players. Left back Patrick van Aanholt was on the provisional squad, but didn't make the final cut. Here's the full squad:

Goalkeepers

Jasper Cillessen (Ajax Amsterdam), Tim Krul (Newcastle United), Michel Vorm (Swansea City)

Defenders

Daley Blind (Ajax Amsterdam), Stefan de Vrij, Daryl Janmaat, Terence Kongolo, Bruno Martins Indi (all Feyenoord), Paul Verhaegh (FC Augsburg), Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa), Joel Veltman (Ajax Amsterdam)

Midfielders

Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord), Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea City), Nigel de Jong (AC Milan), Leroy Fer (Norwich City), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV Eindhoven)

Forwards

Memphis Depay (PSV Eindhoven), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04), Dirk Kuyt (Fenerbahce), Jeremain Lens (Dynamo Kiev), Robin van Persie (Manchester United)

Van Aanholt will be disappointed, but this is probably good news for Chelsea. The Dutch defender will now report to Chelsea's camp earlier, where Jose Mourinho can have a more extensive look at the player. Sorry Patrick, but play well during the preseason to make up for the disappointment.

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