Marco van Ginkel joined AC Milan on loan from Chelsea at the start of the campaign but has found it difficult to make an impact due to injuries.
The 22-year-old did, however, impress in Sunday's 3-0 win over Torino, and Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi believes that he could make a huge difference if he returns to the club and manages to stay fit.
"Unfortunately he [van Ginkel] is not our player," Inzaghi told the club's official website.
"But he has grown a lot. He has played seven or eight games in a row and we are starting to see a great player. He does really well in training.
"Chelsea have great midfielders and he is in need of playing. My will would be, if possible, to keep him because he can give us a big hand."
Inzaghi's Milan side are currently 10th in the Serie A with just one game remaining. They travel to Atalanta on Sunday for the final game of the season.
There were calls for Inzaghi's head at the San Siro but the manager is already talking about bringing AC Milan into the 2015-16 campaign.
Meanwhile, on another note, the 'what good would sacking him near the end of the season' argument was brought up and the club were quick to show their backing towards Inzaghi following the 3-0 defeat against Napoli.
Whatever has gone wrong at the Rossoneri it won't be fixed in one year. If anything, it's refreshing that Inzaghi is willing to go through this tough battle with youngsters.
Van Ginkel is unlikely to feature regularly for Jose Mourinho's Chelsea side next season and he needs game time in order to progress.
If Milan can lure Van Ginkel away from Stamford Bridge for another season and he can remain fit, it would do his development the world of good, benefiting player and present club.