Marco van Ginkel
Marco van Ginkel is expected to join AC Milan on a season-long loanGetty

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly given permission for Marco van Ginkel to join Fernando Torres on loan at AC Milan.

Torres is set to join the Rossoneri on loan after the Premier League club came to an agreement with Milan over the striker's £200,000-a-week salary.

And the Italians' vice president Adriano Galliani has seemingly been a busy man, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport, as he also managed to convince Mourinho to loan 21-year-old midfielder van Ginkel as well.

Dutch international van Ginkel began his career at Vitesse Arnhem, making his way through the youth levels at the club before making his senior debut in 2010.

Three years later he caught the eye of Chelsea and made a £8m move to Stamford Bridge, with Mourninho telling the Daily Mail: "He covers a fantastic area of the field defensively and after that he has this instinct where he wants to go into finishing areas, he wants to score goals. He's very good in the air."

Dubbed 'the next Frank Lampard' by his former Vitesse manager, van Ginkel signed a five-year deal at the Premier League side but was sidelined for six months after making three appearances.

Milan want attacking players after the loss of Mario Balotelli to Liverpool and hope the arrivals of Torres and van Ginkel will plug the gap left by the Italian.

As the transfer window deadline appraches, manager Filippo Inzaghi has been philosophical about Balotelli's departure and his attacking options.

"When a player leaves, it means all the parties involved took the decision. We are certainly losing a great player, but we gain something more in team spirit and hunger."

The former Italy striker went on to say French international Jeremy Menez could provide Milan with their strike force this season if Galliani fails to bring new blood to the San Siro.