Report: Newcastle still pursuing van Ginkel, Chelsea consider accepting offer

Chelsea are reportedly still deciding whether to send Marco van Ginkel out on loan.

According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle and Sunderland have both been left waiting in their pursuit of Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel.

Van Ginkel, 22, joined Chelsea from Vitesse Arnhem back in the summer of 2013, yet in two years as a Blues player, he has played just four times.

His first year with Jose Mourinho's men was curtailed by a season-ending injury, whilst last term he spent the campaign on loan with AC Milan.

The Dutch midfielder has a tough time breaking into Mourinho's midfield given the options at his disposal, and another loan move this summer could be on the cards.

The Daily Mail report that both Newcastle and Sunderland have lodged loan offers for van Ginkel, but the North East rivals are left waiting for an answer from Chelsea over whether he will moving out on loan again ahead of the new Premier League.

Newcastle - ideal for van Ginkel?

Van Ginkel needs regular football given his age, and Newcastle could be the perfect destination for the Dutch international to continue his development.

Managed by Steve McClaren - who will no doubt be familiar with van Ginkel having previously managed Eredivisie side FC Twente - van Ginkel would surely see plenty of first team football, with Newcastle in dire need of an injection of quality in midfield.

Van Ginkel has technical ability and the creativity to make an impact for Newcastle - and they must be hoping that Chelsea decide to let them take the midfielder on loan next season.

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