Are Chelsea at risk of losing this £8m talent... just like De Bruyne?

Marco Van Ginkel

Marco van Ginkel's agent says the 21-year-old will hold talks with the club.

The Netherlands midfielder is one of an unfortunate few at Chelsea.

Anywhere else, he might be good enough for a regular first-team place. At Stamford Bridge, however, Jose Mourinho has Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas, with Ramires and John Obi Mikel also at his disposal to provide backup.

What chance, then, does Van Ginkel have of showcasing his talent in the Premier League - a talent that is clear for all to see?

The situation seems to have irked the 21-year-old - or at least his agent, as he is due to hold talks with the Blues about Van Ginkel's future.

"We are in talks with Chelsea," the midfielder's agent told Algemeen Daglad.

"Of course Marco wants to battle for his chances but there must be a sort of perspective. Monday evening wasn't that pretty to see. We are now waiting for an answer on Chelsea and their vision."

The problem for the Dutchman, though, is that he is now far too good of a player to be farmed out to a smaller club on loan.

Much like Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku, if Van Ginkel were to leave it would have to be to a big side - and one that would likely be willing to sign him on a permanent deal.

Midfielder De Bruyne moved to Chelsea in 2012 but made just a handful of appearances for the Blues and was sent out on loan twice. Enough was enough for the Belgian and he moved to Wolfsburg in January for £18 million.

And now the west London side could lose out on another talent they initially signed for just £8 million if they're not careful.

But what is Mourinho to do when he has so many other options available to him?

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