Sunday, 28 August 2011
'Deal agreed' for €32m Dutchman van der Wiel
Chelsea are reportedly closing in on the signing of Ajax defender Gregory van der Wiel. According to talkSPORT, the club have agreed a deal worth €32m (£28m) for the Holland international, who has previously been linked with Manchester United and Real Madrid. Villas-Boas is known to have been in the market for another full-back and had submitted at least one offer for Porto's Alvaro Periera. Despite the recent good form of Jose Bosingwa, the Chelsea boss is keen to acquire a top-class right-back and, with Van der Wiel, he is likely to get that. Van der Wiel has also hinted that a move to the Premier League is close after revealing via Twitter that he was in London.