Chelsea & Liverpool still in race for Dutch star

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Chelsea and Liverpool target Gregory Van der Wiel is still available to the highest bidder.


It was reported that a deal had been agreed to take the player to Valencia in January, but Andre Villas-Boas and Kenny Dalglish have been told they can still get their man.


Chelsea and Liverpool hopes of signing the player had seemingly been dashed by the news that Van der Wiel had agreed personal terms with los Che.


Now it appears his next destination could still be Stamford Bridge or Liverpool, after his agent Hakim Slimani refuted claims of any deal being done.


However, Slimani did concede that Valencia are in negotiations with Ajax over a transfer of the Holland international.


The player’s agent also confirmed that, should a fee be agreed, Valencia would be a likely destination for Van der Wiel.


The 23-year-old’s future is currently unconfirmed, however, and either Liverpool or Chelsea could yet outbid the cash-strapped Spaniards.


“It's not true that we have already agreed personal terms,” Slimani said to Voetbal International.


“Valencia will have to reach an agreement with Ajax first. Everything's going in quite a good atmosphere, though.

"Valencia would be a great next step in Gregory's career. They really want him as their new right-back and Valencia are a big team in a superb league."

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