Dutch football association wants answers on Vitesse Chelsea links

The Dutch football association KNVB has told Eredivise football club Vitesse it wants more information about the Arnhem club’s alliance with Chelsea.

Former Vitesse owner Merab Jordania claimed earlier this week that Chelsea has a lot of influence over Vitesse and discouraged the club from winning the Dutch league.

Four Chelsea youngsters are on loan to Vitesse and the English club did not want to meet them in the Champions League, Jordania claimed in an interview with the Telegraaf.

Chelsea’s owner Roman Abramovich is a business associate of Jordania’s successor Alexander Chigrinsky, who took over the Dutch club earlier this season.

According to Voetbal International, Jordania has been given a three-year ban from the Gelredome and has been reported to the police after allegedly threatening to cut off the fingers of CEO, Joost de Wit.

The Dutch football association issued a short statement saying: ‘In the interests of the integrity of the competition, the KNVB has asked Vitesse to explain their organisational structure and the way governance is incorporated’.

On the basis of this, the KNVB will decide if further investigation is necessary, the statement said.

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