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Van Ginkel coy on Chelsea move

June 13, 2013
By ESPN staff

Chelsea target Marco van Ginkel says he wants to play in the Premier League but will not make a decision on his future until after the European Under-21 Championship.

Marco van Ginkel is reportedly a target for Chelsea and Ajax
GettyImagesMarco van Ginkel is keeping quiet on his future

The Vitesse Arnhem player’s agent, Karel Jansen, revealed on Tuesday that the Blues were one of several teams, among them Ajax, interested in his client.

Van Ginkel, 20, is currently representing Netherlands’ Under-21 side in the Israel tournament, although he was not involved during Wednesday night's 3-0 defeat to Spain - a result that confirmed the team as runners-up in Group B.

Reports in Van Ginkel’s homeland claim Chelsea have already agreed terms with the midfielder.

"The Premier League is a very good league - I think every young player wants to play there," he told Sky Sports News Radio. "I know what people want to hear, but I'm not going to say anything about that now. I have to focus on this tournament. After that, I will think about my future - not now."

Despite the loss to Spain on Wednesday, Van Ginkel feels that, should the pair meet again in next week’s final, the outcome could well be different.

"They have a lot of good players," he said. "In the midfield, they play tiki-taka like Spain in the first team, and it's great to watch.

"First we must play against Italy, so maybe we’ll play against Spain again in the final. Today was not so good from our side, but I think we can play better against them."