Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel could return to Stamford Bridge sooner rather than later after a torrid spell at Italian outfit AC Milan, according to the Mirror.
The midfield ace, who departed Jose Mourinho's side on a temporary basis at the start of the season, has struggled to prove his credentials in Serie A throughout the campaign so far, meaning he could now end his loan spell at the club early.
On the player's future, Milan boss Filippo Inzaghi told reporters: “A decision will be made. He knows I can’t assure him playing time.”
It has, however, been reported that Blues boss Jose Mourinho will look to move him back on in attempt to hand him more first team experience before looking at him next summer.
There's no doubt about it, at 22-years-old, Van Ginkel looks set for a bright future, but he will be desperate to start kicking on over the coming months.
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It certainly won't be easy for the player to prove himself at the Bridge, with a number of top class midfielders already plying their trade at the club.
The likes of Cesc Fabregas, Nemanja Matic and Co. continue to impress at Chelsea, but Van Ginkel will no doubt be hoping to move up the pecking order at the club over the coming years.
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