AC Milan manager Filippo Inzaghi has confirmed that he wants to keep Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel on loan for the 2015/2016 season after an impressive end to the current campaign.
The Belgium midfielder has been on a season-long loan from the Premier League champions and isn't expected to break into their first-team for the new campaign, so Milan are keen on securing another loan deal with the English side.
Chelsea and AC Milan Career
The 22-year-old has been a Chelsea player since 2013, after completing a move from Vitesse, but with strong competition for places at Stamford Bridge, the midfielder has only made two senior appearances for Jose Mourinho's side.
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Chelsea paid £8 million to bring the Belgian to The Bridge, but after failing to make an impact during his debut season, he was then sent out on loan to Italy in order to play regular football.
However, injury problems have kept Van Ginkel out of Milan's side for the majority of the season, restricting him to just 15 appearances, scoring one goal during that time.
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Despite the injury problems and the lack of first-team football, Inzaghi has been impressed with what he has seen from the Belgium and he has revealed that he would love to keep him on board for the new campaign.
Milan are expected to be busy over the summer as they look to make drastic changes to their first-team, and the manager has admitted that a deal for Van Ginkel is one he wants done.
Inzaghi Wants Loan Deal
Speaking about the midfielder, Inzaghi stated that next season he could be a crucial part of his team if he stays fit, and if he can agree a deal with Chelsea.
Inazaghi is quoted by the Daily Mirror as saying: "Unfortunately he is not our player. But he has grown a lot.
"He has played seven or eight games in a row and we are starting to see a great player.
"He does really well in training. Chelsea have great midfielders and he is in need of playing.
"My will would be if possible to keep him because he can give us a big hand."
AC Milan have one game left in their domestic season as they travel to Atalanta next Sunday to end their campaign.
They picked up an impressive 3-0 win over Torino last weekend and currently sit 10th in the league with 40 points from 37 games.
After another underwhelming season for the Italian side, speculation was spreading about Inzaghi's future, but it seems they are content with keeping the former striker in charge at the San Siro for next season.
Even if Milan are to win their last game of the season, they would only be able to move up one place and would still finish behind fierce rivals Inter Milan.
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