We have agreed terms with Vitesse Arnhem for Lewis Baker to spend the 2015/16 season on loan at the Dutch club.
It will be the 20-year-old midfielder’s first opportunity to experience top-flight football abroad. He ended last season by helping MK Dons win automatic promotion to the Championship.
Baker is a product of the Chelsea Academy and signed a new five-year contract in August. He has won the FA Youth Cup and the Under-21 Premier League. He made his first-team debut in the FA Cup at Derby in 2014 and was named the club’s Young Player of the Year at the end of that season, as well as winning the fans’ vote for Goal of the Season for a back-heel against Arsenal in an Under-21 league game.
At international level he is captain of the England Under-20 side and played at the Toulon Tournament this summer.