Ajax full-back Gregory Van der Wiel is reportedly ready to leave the club, with Chelsea rumoured to want the defender, report the Guardian

The Dutch defender, who stared for Holland in last year's World Cup, was been followed by Bayern Munich, but the Germans have reportedly dropped their interest.

And that move may let in Chelsea, who are searching to fill their problem right-back position.

Van deer Wiel said: "I've never left Amsterdam and I don't know what life is like elsewhere. It would be a huge challenge, but it ought to work out well, I'm sure of that,'' he told FIFA.

 

"I want to win trophies, keep progressing and play at the very highest level."

The likes of Jose Bosingwa, Paulo Ferreira and Branislav Ivanovic have all attempted to fill Chelsea right-back position this season, with littered success and the Carlo Ancelotti is keen to fill the birth permanently with an established name.

Although only 23, Van der Wiel endured an excellent World Cup for his country as they reached the final against Spain.

As well as the Dutchman, Chelsea have also been linked with Gary Cahill and Phil Jones as they look to find back-up for John Terry.

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