Ajax confirm Chelsea agreement for Ten Cate
The Amsterdam club made the announcement on Monday after it was revealed ten Cate held talks with the Blues last week.
Ten Cate will now have to negotiate a contract with the London club. The Ajax statement continued: "Last week, ten Cate informed the club he wanted us to negotiate with Chelsea after he had been approached personally.
Ten Cate was non-committal when asked whether the Sparta Rotterdam clash would be his last in charge with a two-week break for international fixtures now looming.
He added: "I can't say if I was sitting on the Ajax bench for the last time.
"I don't know more than that the clubs are speaking.