Chelsea flop Marko Marin could be returning to the Bundesliga after Frankfurt revealed their interest in the midfielder.
Marin spent last season on loan with the Europa League winners, Sevilla but he is set to return to Stamford Bridge in July. He will find out then whether he has a future with the Blues or whether it is time to move on.
According to the Daily Star, there are reports from German newspaper, Bild that the Eagles are swooping in for the winger a long with fellow Bundesliga side, Borussia Mönchengladbach.
The 25-year-old joined the West London side for £6.5m in the summer of 2012, but has failed to make his mark on the Premier League, making just two starts in the all blue strip.
Ahead of him, Eden Hazard and Willian have been much more successful and it would appear that they are Jose Mourinho's fixed choices, and therefore Marin consider a move back to Germany.
Marin is a full German international and played at the World Cup in 2010, but his lack of games since a Premier League move has limited his chances at international level.
He has 12 caps under his belt and if he is to force his way back into the side for the European Championships then he will need to try and attain some more first team football.
Coincidentally, Marin has already played for both Gladbach and Frankfurt. During his youth career he played for Frankfurt before moving to the Borussians in 2005. He then made his professional debut in their first team against Frankfurt on the 31st March 2007.
Frankfurt have already been busy this summer when it comes to spending having already acquired Makoto Hasebe and Timothy Chandler from relegated side FC Nurnberg. The club are also believed to interested in Wolfsburg pair, Daniel Caligiuri and Patrick Ochs.
Following a tremendous 2012-13 season which was capped of with a place in Europe, Frankfurt suffered a depressing season on the back of this post promotion rise. They finished in the lower half of the table but survived the relegation fight.
The 6-1 drumming on the opening day of the season against Hertha Berlin was the worst possible start and this was followed by a poor run of form at home in the run into Christmas. Armin Veh stepped down as manager but new man at the helm, Thomas Schaaf is hoping to push the the club back up the table in hunt of another European spot.
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