The Netherlands International has been on the Blues Radar before and with the possibility of Chelsea's Brazilian center back Alex moving to Juventus, the young starlet could be in line for a trip across the channel.
Branisvla Ivonovic would most likely fill the void at center back while Van Der Wiel would contest the spot at right back with Jose Bosingwa.
New Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas had been chasing after the signature of his former right back Alvaro Pereira, but that deal looks to be stalled and the next option on the list is the Dutchman.
With 24 appearances for the Oranje, Van Der Wiel is a top class signing, and at his age could net the club a substantial return if sold on in the future.
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