Marco van Ginkel happy with AC Milan loan move

Marco van Ginkel (left) looking forward to AC Milan loan stint. (©GettyImages)

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Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel insists AC Milan was the best place for him to continue his development after moving to San Siro from Stamford Bridge on a season-long loan. (Voetbal International)

The 21-year-old Dutchman was farmed out by Jose Mourinho to gain more regular first-team football as he looks to continue his recovery from the anterior cruciate ligament injury he suffered last season.

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With competition for places at an all-time high in west London Van Ginkel's best bet was to join Milan on a temporary deal, and cited the Serie 'A' giants' relentless insistence on signing him as the reason he chose to go there.

After Fernando Torres joined the Rossoneri on a two-year loan for the remainder of his Chelsea contract Van Ginkel opted to follow the Spaniard to Italy where he'll be looking to prove his class before returning to the Premier League club next summer.

Mourinho remains a big fan of the twice capped Holland international, and with a positive spell abroad he'll hopefully strengthen his claim for a place in the Blues line-up next season.

Chelsea gossip:

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech could leave Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window after the club handed Thibaut Courtois a new five-year contract. (The Guardian)

The 32-year-old has been demoted to a watching brief from the bench this season and now looks set for an extended spell on the sidelines after Jose Mourinho made the Belgian stopper his new No.1.

Gary Cahill is expected to be the next Chelsea player to confirm he has committed his long-term future to the club, as the Blues defender is about to sign a new five-year deal at Stamford Bridge. (London Evening Standard)

The 28-year-old has been a huge success since his £7million move from Bolton in January 2012, and after extensive talks a renewal is seemingly imminent.

Diego Costa has received the recognition he undoubtedly deserves for his fine start to life at Chelsea by scooping the Premier League's Player of the Month award for August.

The Spain international joined the Blues from Atletico Madrid in a £32 million deal back in July and has wasted no time at all in repaying the faith shown in him by manager Jose Mourinho, netting four goals in his first three appearances.

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