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Chelsea snap up Arsenal and United Eredivisie target

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Chelsea have completed the signing of Nathan Ake from Feyenoord, but have also upset the Eredivisie club due to their transfer dealings.

Feyenoord’s Sporting Director Leo Beenhakker has admitted he feels Barclays Premier League sides ‘spoil’ their prospective signings.

Ake is one of the most highly rated youngsters in the Netherlands and Arsenal had already been linked with the signing, as Arsene Wenger likes to bring young talent through at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners were also fighting off competition from Manchester United with Sir Alex Ferguson looking to the future of the Old Trafford side but the Red Devils boss was reluctant to sign players before the end of the season.

Manchester City were also reportedly on the verge of signing Ake but the Eastlands club were trumped by Chelsea.

The Stamford Bridge outfit met with the player and his parents, despite being criticised for their signing of Gael Kakuta earlier this year, and wooed them into signing with Chelsea.

"I've discussed this matter with Nathan and his parents. He told me that he really wanted to move to England and his parents were okay with his decision," said Beenhakker to Algemeen Dagblad.

"I was impressed with Nathan's determination at such a young age, but it's obviously bad news for Feyenoord. We can't do anything about it if a foreign club comes up to sign one of our youngsters.

"It's driving me crazy that hot prospects are walking away from us like this. The Premier League clubs spoil the market with their behaviour. Other clubs in Europe aren't doing this kind of thing, but the English sides just don't care."

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