Marco van Ginkel could leave Chelsea on loan

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Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel could leave Stamford Bridge on loan this season, after his agent claimed a decision will be taken towards the end of the transfer window. (

The 21-year-old Dutchman joined the Blues in an £8m deal last summer, but made just four senior appearances for Jose Mourinho's side before suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury in September.

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Van Ginkel returned to reserve team action at the end of last season and continued his rehabilitation over the summer, in a bid to get back in first-team contention for the forthcoming campaign.

But, with competition for midfield places arguably at an all-time high in west London the twice capped Holland international might be better off leaving the club on loan to get some regular action.

Mourinho has already vetoed a proposed return to the Eredivisie with Ajax, but might be open to let Van Ginkel join a Premier League rival to continue his development in England.

Chelsea transfer gossip:

Chelsea have moved a step closer with regards to any intentions they may harbour of landing Real Madrid star Sami Khedira this summer, after it was reported that the La Liga giants are annoyed at the way he has conducted himself in the past few months. (Marca)

Los Blancos are keen to offload the Germany international this summer, and are waiting for an acceptable proposal to be submitted before discussing negotiations regarding his exit.

La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have opened talks with Chelsea over the transfer of Germany international Andre Schurrle. (Daily Mail)

The 23-year-old appears content to stay at Stamford Bridge, but could be sold regardless by Blues boss Jose Mourinho, who needs to offload one of his first-team foreign players before the transfer window closes on September 1.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed that he has to sell one player before the close of the transfer window and four players are running the risk of being chopped. (Daily Telegraph)

So far the Blues have signed Filipe Luis, Diego Costa, Didier Drogba and Cesc Fabregas this summer - putting them over the number of foreign players they are allowed to include in their squad for the upcoming season.

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