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Report: Chelsea outcast Marco van Ginkel to be sent on loan yet again

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte during the press conference

Marco van Ginkel joined the club in 2013 but has barely figured.

Chelsea have indicated they are once again planning to send forgotten midfielder Marco van Ginkel away from the club on loan, over three years after he first arrived at Stamford Bridge, according to the Express.

The 23-year-old central midfielder joined the Blues for a fee of £8 million from Dutch challengers Vitesse Arnhem and was Jose Mourinho's second recruit of that summer following his return to managing the club.

He played in the first couple of Premier League games that season and again in the Champions League before a knee injury ruled him out for the rest of the 2013-14 season.

Since then, he has had numerous spells out on loan with mixed success, including a six month spell at Stoke City in the first half of last season.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte

New boss Antonio Conte clearly does not see the midfielder, who has won six caps for Holland, as part of his first team plans and reserve team coach Adi Viveash says the club are planning to send him back out on loan.

At the same time, he confirmed that defender Kurt Zouma is close to a return to the first team after being out injured since March following a sickening hyper extension to the knee.

“I don’t think Marco [Van Ginkel] will go with the first-team, he is on a different programme to Kurt,” Viveash said to the Daily Express.

“Kurt [Zouma] is a major part of the first team.

Chelsea's John Terry and Kurt Zouma celebrate at the end of the match

“Marco has had loans before, he has trained with the first team at certain times before but certainly since he has came back he has been training with us to get the match fitness up before he goes out in January.”

Van Ginkel made his first loan switch to AC Milan for the 2014-15 season and made 18 appearances for the Italian giants before going back to Chelsea.

Stoke's Marco van Ginkel in action with Sheffield Wednesday's Jack Hunt

The box-to-box midfielder then decided to stay in the Premier League for his next move and duly joined Stoke City on a season long loan deal last summer. 

However, he didn't impress to many and after the signing of Gianellii Imbula on deadline day in February, the loan was cancelled. He then returned to his homeland with PSV on loan and scored eight goals in 13 starts.

Since then, he has only played reserve football for the Blues.

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