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Chelsea midfielder linked with AC Milan move

With on-going questions surrounding Marco van Ginkel's Chelsea future, reports now claim that AC Milan are lining up a loan move for the Dutch midfielder.

After Marco van Ginkel’s agent revealed this week that he planned to hold talks with Chelsea over his client’s future at Stamford Bridge, the midfielder has now been linked with a move to AC Milan.

Arriving from boyhood club Vitesse in July 2013 for around £8 million, the 21-year-old Dutchman made just four appearances during his first season in England before tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in a League Cup tie against Swindon Town in September.

Returning to the reserves towards the end of the campaign, the two-time capped international looked impressive in pre-season but, with fierce competition for places in Jose Mourinho’s squad, his representatives have conceded that he might have to look elsewhere for regular first-team minutes.

'We are in talks with Chelsea,' Karel Jansen 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 opportunity of a fresh start could be on the horizon, however, with Sky Italia reporting that Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has enquired about bringing Van Ginkel to Serie A on a season-long loan, with a potential buy-out clause also included in the deal.

Mourinho remains a huge fan of Van Ginkel’s all-round midfield skills, even vetoing an earlier loan move to Ajax last August to keep him around the first-team setup, but a spell elsewhere for the 2014-15 campaign at least could just prove the best thing for his development at this point.

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