Marco van Ginkel's agent refutes Chelsea return - report

Marco Van Ginkel playing for Vitesse

Karel Jansen has denied the rumours that Marco van Ginkel will be returning to Chelsea.

The Dutch international midfielder has featured just once for AC Milan this season, despite returning from an injury suffered early in his Serie A career.

Having intended to use the 2014/15 season as a means to prove himself to Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho, the 21-year-old former Vitesse man has been restricted to the substitutes bench, meaning that little career progression is being made following a return from a long-term injury that kept him out of action at Stamford Bridge for much of last season. Whilst he may have hoped that he could force his way into the first-team set-up for the current season, the signings of Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas in 2014 pushed Van Ginkel further down the pecking order, and he joined Milan until the close of the season - allowing the Blues to comply with international squad rules.

However, Chelsea have reportedly been unhappy with Milan’s treatment of Van Ginkel, and it was said that they would be looking to cancel the loan if his playing situation did not improve in the coming weeks, preferring to send the youngster to a Premier League side instead.

In spite of this, Van Ginkel’s agent Karel Jansen has spoken to calciomercato to refute any rumours that have emanated from Milan, claiming that the Dutchman wants to stay with the Serie A club and play as much football as he can this season.

Jansen said: “I never said that Van Ginkel wants to return to Chelsea or that this might happen.

“Marco wants only to fight for a place at Milan, he hopes to demonstrate what he's worth.

“I do not think to go back to London, his only goal is to play to the maximum in Milan.

“He will work hard to earn a spot and to convince [head coach] Inzaghi.”

Whilst the player and his agent may prefer to stay in Milan, there is no denying that Chelsea will surely be looking at ending the loan deal if Van Ginkel’s playing situation remains in its current state - and they are bound to have another destination already planned where he can remain until the end of the season.

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