Marco Van Ginkel has 24 hours to decide if he wants to join AC Milan, with the Serie A outfit keen to tie up a deal for a second Chelsea fringe player.
Yesterday, it was announced that the Rossoneri - who endured a hugely difficult 2013/14 campaign - had agreed terms on a two-year loan deal for much-maligned striker Fernando Torres, with Dutch starlet Van Ginkel also said to be of serious interest.
Now, after sealing the deal for the £150,000-per-week Spaniard, according to the latest reports from The Daily Express, midfielder Van Ginkel has been given one day to finally decide if he wants to move to the San Siro on another temporary deal.
Such an opportunity would appear to make perfect sense for Van Ginkel at this stage of his fledgling career.
After joining Chelsea from Eredivisie side Vitesse last summer, the 21-year-old missed almost the entire campaign at Stamford Bridge after suffering a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament injury during a Capital One Cup third-round victory over League One Swindon Town in September.
And while the Netherlands international - who has so far earned two full senior international caps after representing the Oranje at a variety of youth levels - is now fit once again, it seems unlikely that he will be afforded many opportunities to start under Jose Mourinho in the Premier League during the coming months.
January's return of Nemanja Matic and the summer arrival of Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona means Chelsea are very well-stocked indeed in the central midfield department, with the likes of Ramires and John Obi Mikel also competing for a regular starting berth.
A move to Milan could certainly enhance his first-team prospects, giving Van Ginkel the chance to feature on a consistent basis as he looks to prove to Mourinho that he has exactly what it takes to cut it at the very highest level of European competition.
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