Marco van Ginkel
Van Ginkel has played just 31 minutes for Milan this seasonGetty Images/Gabriele Maltinti

Marco van Ginkel's agent has furiously dismissed claims the midfielder will end his loan spell at Milan and return to Chelsea earlier than planned.

Van Ginkel, an £8m signing from Vitesse Arnhem last summer, has made just one appearance for the Rossoneri this season having failed to win a place in the team after returning from an ankle injury suffered on his first appearance for the club.

The midfielder's agent Karel Jansen was quoted as saying a return to Stamford Bridge in January was on the cards, claiming van Ginkel "did not come to Milan in order to sit on the bench."

Jansen has refuted those claims however and insisted the Dutch midfielder is happy to continue working under Milan boss Filippo Inzaghi until the end of the season as planned.

"Everything that came out was absolutely senseless," Jansen told Calciomercato.it. "Things are proceeding according to plan and there are no promises that haven't been kept.

"Inzaghi does his work and we have no intention of interfering with his choices. Marco's job is to continue working and make sure he is ready when called upon.

"Will he return to Chelsea in January? That is false too. It is completely untrue. My client will remain with the Rossoneri."

Van Ginkel's only appearance for Milan ended after half an hour after he suffered an ankle injury on his debut for the club against Empoli in September. The Dutchman has not played for the club since despite having being named on the substitutes' in the club's last four games.

Reports have previously suggested van Ginkel's move would cost the Italian giants nothing, as long as the player makes 20 appearances for the club over the course of the season.

Van Ginkel saw his first season in the Premier League derailed by injury last term after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament last September.