Serie A side Fiorentina are set to become the second Italian club to terminate a loan-deal with Chelsea as they plan to send back Marko Marin next month after failing to impress.
The Daily Star reports that the German midfielder could become the second Blues player to be sent home early from a loan-deal, as AC Milan are reportedly desperate to send back Fernando Torres just months into a two-year loan-deal.
Both Italian sides are unhappy with the performances shown by Torres and Marin, and they are both ready to send them back to England in the New Year once the January transfer window re-opens.
Marin, who was out on loan last season as well, has struggled to impress during his brief spell in Italy, making just four appearances, and all of them coming in the Europa League, and officials at the club are now ready to terminate the deal.
A season-long loan was agreed back in the summer between the two clubs, with a view of making the move a permanent one next year with a £4 million fee agreed to. However, Fiorentina have been less than impressed by the 25-year-old, and are now ready to end the loan completely.
Marin will reportedly return to Chelsea and hold future-talks with Jose Mourinho in order to sort out where his future lies and what is next in his career.
The German signed for Chelsea on a free transfer from Werder Bremen back in 2012, but struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge, making just six appearances in his debut season.
Marin was then loaned out for the following season as Spanish side, Sevilla, picked him up on a season-long loan, and despite impressing throughout the campaign, he was told by Mourinho he wasn't in his plans for this season either.
Chelsea may have two unwanted players to deal with come January with Marin and Torres both reportedly coming back to the club earlier than anticipated.