Chelsea refused to allow Marco van Ginkel to join Ajax on loan this year despite his desire to move, according to Marc Overmars.
The Dutch starlet, who joined Chelsea from Vitesse in July for £8million, reportedly wanted to return to Holland to continue his development, but his new club refused to allow him to do so.
Ajax director Marc Overmars has shed light on the break-down of negotiations that could have seen Van Ginkel follow many of his young Chelsea team-mates in going on loan at a Dutch club, stating that the it's what the 20-year-old wanted, and would have improved him as a player.
"He made no mistake, because he really wanted to come to Ajax, but Chelsea did not let him," Overmars told De Telegraaf.
"Would it have been better for his development to go to Ajax? Yes, 1000 per cent.
"We tried to get him on loan in this transfer window but unfortunately Chelsea would not let him go."
With competition for playing time in Chelsea's midfield set to be incredibly fierce this season, Van Ginkel may have been hoping to move to Ajax for guaranteed game opportunities, but any proposal was nevertheless rejected.