Chelsea player and United target both cut from Holland World Cup squad

Louis Van Gaal

Chelsea's Patrick van Aanholt and reported Manchester United target Quincy Promes have not made the final 23-man squad for Holland's trip to Brazil.

Holland manager Louis van Gaal has made his final decision regarding the 23 players he will take to the World Cup this summer.

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports that neither Chelsea defender Patrick van Aanholt nor apparent Manchester United target Quincy Promes make the cut, both dropping out having been included in the provisional 30-man squad.

Van Aanholt spent last season on loan at Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem and was expected to make the trip to Brazil. However, it appears that new United boss van Gaal prefers Feyenoord’s Terence Kongolo as his back-up in that area.

Five players from Feyenoord make the final squad, showing how far they have come in recent times and how talented their squad now is.

Promes’s omission is also something of a shock, after the winger scored a hat-trick for Holland’s under-21s against their Scottish counterparts last week.

Promes has also been linked with a move to Old Trafford, although in truth so have a whole host of current Dutch internationals.

Other players dropped from the original squad include Karim Rekik, Jeroen Zoet and the injured Rafael van der Vaart.

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