Marco van Ginkel will reportedly meet with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to discuss the possibility of a loan move to AC Milan.
The Serie A side have been linked with the Dutch midfielder for a while now, but Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims Chelsea are now open to the possibility of allowing the 21-year-old to leave temporarily.
There had been suggestions that the player could leave permanently with game-time seemingly unlikely in the face of stiff competition for places at Stamford Bridge.
But the latest story suggests van Ginkel could become the next player to head out on loan, joining a number of his teammates currently spread across Europe.
Di Marzio claims van Ginkel is Milan’s top target and that he and Mourinho will discuss what the best option for the player would be for this season.
It would be no surprise if a loan move took place before the transfer window closes, given that Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas are set to play the majority of matches when fit and available, and with the likes of Ramires and John Obi Mikel also at the club.
Van Ginkel only arrived at Stamford Bridge last summer in a reported £8million move from Vitesse Arnhem.