Chelsea FC facing heavy competition for Dutch defender

Chelsea are facing heavy competition from Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in trying to secure the services of Ajax defender Gregory van der Wiel with whom the West London club have been linked with for some time.

The 23 year old right back had at first been linked with a move to Manchester United however the Old Trafford side now look to be more interested in Varane than van der Wiel, leaving the door open for Chelsea to make their move however Bayern have emerged and late players in negotiations with Dutch sources now claiming it to be 50/50.

A summer deal will happen this year after it was reported van der Wiel may remain with Ajax for another year however now that Bayern have admitted an interest, Ajax are quite happy to allow both side to try and outbid each other in the hope they can raise more than his current value of approxiamately £10m.

Both clubs are paying close attention to the other and it is believed that the player will have made his mind up by July 1st, by which time Chelsea will have unveiled new manager Andre Villas-Boas.

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