Vitesse Arnhem midfielder Marco van Ginkel has spoken to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho for the second time this week in order to discover whether he would be an immediate first team player if he moves to Stamford Bridge.
Manchester United are also said to be keen on recruiting the 20 year old after an impressive season in which he was voted the Dutch Football Talent of the Year, following in the footsteps of Arjen Robben, Robin van Persie and Wesley Sneijder.
Van Ginkel continued to excel while playing in the heart of midfield for Holland at the recent Under 21 European Championships and it seems he could now have a number of offers from the Premier League.
Dutch publication voetbalzone has reported that Chelsea have already agreed a fee of €8.5m with Vitesse but the midfielder is uncertain about the move as he wants guarantees of regular first team football.
Van Ginkel has been a regular starter for Vitesse ever since coming through the youth system and has already made 93 league appearances for the club, despite his relative young age.
Chelsea have a number of options in central midfield with the likes of Frank Lampard, Jon Obi Mikel, Ramires, Oriel Romeu and the returning Michael Essien all pushing for a starting berth.
There are suggestions that Chelsea would be prepared to loan the player back to Vitesse for a season but it is believed that Van Ginkel would rather join a club permanently.
Should Mourinho fail to convince the young midfielder that a move to Stamford Bridge would help his career, then it could open the door for Manchester United to pursue their reported interest in the player.
United have lost Paul Scholes from their midfield and new boss David Moyes may well feel that Van Ginkel can grow into that role. Despite not having the same range of passing, his energetic performances for Vitesse and for Holland at Under-21 level have seen him become one of the hottest talents in Dutch football.