Posted on: Wed 26 Jan 2011

Chelsea Football Club can confirm that we have reached agreement with Leicester City for the loan of Patrick van Aanholt until the end of the season.

The 20-year-old left-back has played eight times for Chelsea, six times this season, and scored his first goal for the club against Newcastle United in the Carling Cup in September.

The Dutch Under 21 international enjoyed two loan spells last season, first with Coventry City where he made 20 appearances in a half-season deal, and a month with Newcastle, for whom he appeared seven times.

Leicester, managed by Sven Goran Eriksson, are currently 11th in the Championship, six points from the play-off places.