On-loan Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel could be set to depart AC Milan earlier than expected, according to fresh quotes from an Italian football agent who was involved in the deal that took the Dutchman to the San Siro.
According to a report from TuttoMercatoWeb, which cites quotes from an interview with intermediary Gianluca Fiorini, on Mediaset Premium Calcio's 'Speciale Calciomercato' programme, the Blues are far from happy with the way things are working out for the player at Milan.
"Chelsea are very annoyed because they wanted the player where he would get more room... Chelsea are considering other possible loans. The next few matches will be decisive,” he said.
Van Ginkel has made just four appearances for AC Milan this season, with only two of those games coming in Serie A.
A series of injuries have hampered the Holland international’s impact so far, with the 22-year-old stretchered off with an ankle problem on his debut for the Rossoneri.
Worse was to come however, after van Ginkel was ruled out for two months after picking up another ankle injury following a robust challenge from teammate Sulley Muntari in training.
Despite these setbacks, however, Chelsea seem to be unhappy with the amount of time the player has spent on the bench.
Van Ginkel’s representative, Karel Jansen, said back in October, quoted by Fox Sports: "Marco didn't have to go to Italy, if he wasn't going to be used anyway. Milan agreed with that. A fit and in-form Van Ginkel plays his way into Milan's starting XI."
Signed from Vitess Arnhem for £8 million back in July 2013, the midfielder has played just twice for the Blues in the Premier League, though his progress at the club was significantly hampered by an anterior cruciate ligament injury sustained in a League Cup clash with Swindon Town back in September 2013.