Chelsea & Arsenal target verging on new deal

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Reported Arsenal and Chelsea target Jordy Clasie is on the verge of signing a contract extension with Feyenoord, according to the club's technical director.

Skysports.com reports how the 20-year-old midfielder is believed to be on the radar of a number of Barclays Premier League clubs, after turning in a series of scintillating performances in the Dutch Eredivisie.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is renowned for scouting promising young talent, and was believed to be considering an attempt to bring him to the Emirates Stadium in the summer.

Meanwhile, Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas has also been credited with an interest in Clasie, and was reportedly ready to rival Arsenal in the race for his signature.

With pressure increasing on the Portuguese tactician at Stamford Bridge, Villas-Boas is already looking to the January window to further strengthen his Chelsea squad.

But any hopes either side may have had of landing Clasie now looks to have been extinguished after Feyenoord chief Martin van Geel has revealed that negotiations with the player are in the final stages and he is expected to commit to the Rotterdammers until 2014.

"The talks with Jordy are now approaching the final stage," he told NUSport. "It is now a case of working out the smaller details of the contract."

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