Chelsea & Arsenal must 'wait' for Dutch ace

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Highly rated Feyenoord midfielder Jordy Clasie expects to put pen to paper on a new contract in Rotterdam in the near future, quelling rumours of a proposed transfer to Arsenal or Chelsea.

The 20-year-old Dutchman only signed his first professional contract last year - a deal that ties him to De Kuip until 2014, but having impressed in the early part of the Eredivisie season he will be offered improved terms.

Clasie intends to discuss the offer with his agent further, but insists he is happy at Feyenoord and remains optimistic about agreeing a new deal.

"I'm going to have a quiet talk with my agent and I think it will be fine," he told Eredivisie Live. "It's wonderful that they want to extend my contract.

"I know that I can learn a lot. For now, I would not think of moving abroad."


Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has been credited with an interest in Clasie, as he looks to continue his overhaul of the Stamford Bridge squad.

With an emphasis placed on youth development, the Blues' attempts to land the exciting youngster will have been dealt a blow with the news he is set to re-sign with Feyenoord.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has also been monitoring his progress with a view to negotiating a potential deal that will see him move to the Emirates Stadium.

However, when previously asked to comment on speculation linking him with a move to England, following in the footsteps of former teammate and compatriot Jeffrey Bruma, Clasie said that the Barclays Premier League would have to wait.

"I am happy with my training at Feyenoord," he commented in September. "I played with Jeffrey Bruma, who went to Chelsea.

"I do not condemn those steps, but I would have said 'no' to Chelsea, Barcelona or Arsenal. It's just something for later."

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