Lewis Baker
Lewis Baker will play in Netherlands next season. Getty

Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker will join Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem on loan for the 2015-16 season.

Baker, 20, becomes the latest Blues youngster to link up with the Eredivisie side, following the likes of Josh McEachran, Lucas Piazon and Bertrand Traore, who have all had spells at the club in recent years.

He becomes the second player to leave Stamford Bridge on loan this summer, after Christian Atsu sealed a move to Bournemouth.

Gael Kakuta has also left the club to join La Liga side Sevilla.

A short statement from the club read: "We have agreed terms with Vitesse Arnhem for Lewis Baker to spend the 2015-16 season on loan at the Dutch club.

"It will be the 20-year-old midfielder's first opportunity to experience top-flight football abroad. He ended last season by helping MK Dons win automatic promotion to the Championship."

The England Under-20 international spent four months on loan at MK Dons in League 1 during the 2014-15 season, helping the club secure automatic promotion to the Championship for the first time in their brief history.

Dons manager Karl Robinson has admitted he was hoping to tempt Chelsea into sending Baker back to the club ahead of the new season, but said the decision ultimately rested with the Premier League champions.

"We have a wage cap and have always had one," Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio. "I can well assure you our budget will be in the bottom three next year. The chairman is trying to build a sustainable club and the way he is doing it has been sensational.

"We would love Lewis Baker. But he is not our player, so wherever he goes next season, we hope it is us. But it is out of our hands."

Baker joined Championship side Sheffield Wednesday on loan in January 2015. The highly rated midfielder was tipped to have an influential role in former manager Stuart Gray's side in the second half of the season but after just four appearances for the club, Chelsea exercised an option to recall the midfielder.

Shortly after, Baker moved to the Stadium:mk, scoring his first senior goal in just his second appearance for the club, helping the Dons in their promotion chase.