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Van Ginkel flattered by Chelsea interest

Van Ginkel targets starting spot at Chelsea

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Van Ginkel targets starting spot at Chelsea

Vitesse youngster Marco van Ginkel has admitted that he is flattered by the interest of Chelsea.

Goal revealed last month that the Blues were close to making the Netherlands international the first signing of Jose Mourinho's second reign at Stamford Bridge.

And the 20-year-old says he is pleased to hear of the Premier League club's admiration for him.

"I'm not doing this now, but I'm flattered by their interest," he said after Jong Oranje's 5-1 victory over Russia in the Under-21 European Championship.

Cor Pot's men sealed qualification for the semifinals of the tournament in Israel with the win, which followed their 3-2 victory over Germany in their first game.

Van Ginkel scored eight goals in 33 Eredivisie games as Vitesse sealed a place in next season's Europa League with a fourth-placed finish.

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