Chelsea are confident beating Manchester United to the signature of Vitesse Arnhem midfielder Marco van Ginkel.

The Mail on Sunday says Chelsea are close to signing £9million Van Ginkel after the Holland midfielder was reassured he will feature in Jose Mourinho's starting line-up.

Van Ginkel, who has been watched by Manchester United, made his senior debut for Holland last year and played for the Under-21s in the European Championship in Israel, where Holland reached the semi-finals.

He has been told by Holland manager Louis van Gaal he needs to play regularly next season to make the World Cup squad and Vitesse would prefer him to move to Chelsea rather than Ajax.