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Chelsea to be investigated by Dutch FA

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Chelsea are to be investigated by the Dutch Football Association in regards to their link with Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem.

BBC Sport reports how the Blues currently have four of their young players on loan with the Eredivisie club – Lucas Piazon, Bertrand Traore, Patrick van Aanholt and Christian Atsu – all of which are seeking to gain vital experience in order to attempt to break into the Chelsea first-team in the near future.

A number of talented Chelsea youngsters have been shipped out to Vitesse over the years, a club which Chelsea have forged a close relationship with, which resulted in the purchase of talented 21-year-old midfielder, Marco van Ginkel, in the summer.

However, former Vitesse shareholder, Merab Jordania, speaking to the De Telegraaf newspaper, claimed that Chelsea have discouraged the club from winning the Dutch league, as it would see them qualify for the Champions League.

Uefa rules state that two clubs with the same ownership are unable to enter the same competition.

These claimed have alerted the Dutch FA to possible foul play and they are now speaking to Vitesse Arnhem about the matter, as well as looking into the ownership of the Dutch side.

The current Vitesse owner, Alexander Chigrinsky, is an associate of Chelsea's Roman Abramovich and there is a belief that Abramovich may have more to do with the club than he lets on. Chelsea have declined to comment on the matter.

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