Vitesse hoping to keep Chelsea youngsters

Vitesse Arnhem are hoping to see their contingent of on-loan Chelsea players remain at the club, according to the Dutch side’s technical director, Mohammed Allach.

The Eredivisie side currently have five Blues stars on loan, including Englishmen Isaiah Brown, Dominic Solanke, and Lewis Baker; Serbian midfielder Danilo Pantic; and Brazilian prodigy Nathan.

"We are now discussing this with Chelsea," Allach told Soccernews. "It's been with us for quite some time, this topic of conversation.

"These are guys who are still at a young age and with us get experience. It would be better for the players and for Vitesse if we can keep the players. That is our goal."

Vitesse have recently dropped down to eighth in the Eredivisie standings after failing to win in their last four matches, and take on Heerenveen at GelreDome on Saturday.