The agent of Vitesse Arnhem midfielder Marco van Ginkel insists a move to Chelsea is at deadlock.

The London Evening Standard says Van Ginkel's agent Karel Jansen today denied quotes attributed to him that suggested he had held positive talks with manager Jose Mourinho.

He said: "Nothing is sure. There is interest but it is not the time for all parties to say something about it. A lot of things are being said and written and it's a bit chaotic. From our side we are just keeping quiet and we will see what happens."

Van Ginkel is highly-rated in Holland and has already earned a cap for the national team. Vitesse Arnhem team-mate Theo Janssen revealed earlier this week that he has told Van Ginkel to make the move to west London should a fee be agreed.

He said: "If he thinks he's ready for the next step, then he must do it. I think he is ready but the step to Chelsea is very big.

"It's the plan that he'll join the Chelsea squad, learn a lot and play on a regular basis. It all looks very positive but he must make his own decision. I told him that opportunities like this don't come that often and, if you get a chance like this, then you must do it."