Chelsea And Arsenal Close To Van der Wiel?

Ajax full back Gregory Van Der Wiel has invited Chelsea to sign him from the Eredivisie champions in a recent interview to Sky Sports news, but Arsenal might have a say as well..

The 23 year old defender has been linked with a move to the European champions this summer but the player admits complete ignorance of such rumors. However, the Dutchman was quick to add that he wouldn’t hesitate to jump at the opportunity to play for the London club.

“I didn’t hear anything from my manager, I think it is just rumors and we will see in the future what comes,” van der Wiel told Sky Sports News.

“Yeah of course I would (like to join), it is a beautiful club.

“I watch a lot of English football and they won the Champions League and it was a great performance.”

Chelsea have recently released their Portuguese right back Jose Bosingwa and are thought to be looking at Van Der Wiel to fill up the vacancy in the defense. However, with the club brushing aside rumors of a possible transfer involving their Serbian defender Ivanovic, it is to be seen if the big spending Blues are still keen to land the Ajax player. The situation would turn in favor for their London rivals Arsenal in that case, with Wenger mulling over a possible move for the Dutchman given Bacary Sagna’s injury woes. Robin Van Persie can prove to be a deciding factor as the Gunners captain will look to persuade his fellow countryman to join Arsenal.

With Van der Wiel clearly sounding out his suitors, it will be an interesting battle to sign the highly rated right back. Which half of London will the Ajax player end up at?


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