Marco van Ginkel
Marco van Ginkel is set to return to Chelsea following a season long loan spell at AC MilanGetty Images

Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel is reportedly set to return to Stamford Bridge following the completion of his loan spell with AC Milan.

The Dutch midfielder has spent the entire season on loan with the Serie A club, but the club are unwilling to make a commitment about a permanent deal until they find a successor for current manager Filippo Inzaghi, who is set to be axed after a disappointing season, according to the Mirror.

The Italian manager had hinted at a permanent deal for the former Vitesse player, but with the gaffer's future in doubt a permanent deal is not the club's priority at the moment.

"Unfortunately he [Van Ginkel] 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," Inzaghi said.

"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."

Van Ginkel had recently revealed that he was in the dark regarding his future at Stamford Bridge, but despite injuries ruining his season at Milan, the midfielder has impressed in his 18 outings for the club.

With Chelsea well stocked in the midfield department and Jose Mourinho promoting youth team member Ruben Loftus-Cheek to the first team, it is unlikely that Van Ginkel will get a chance under the Portuguese manager next campaign.

Meanwhile, Nemanja Matic, who is with the Blues on their pre-season tour of Australia and Thailand, has admitted that the squad is tired due to the time difference and lack of sleep after a long Premier League season.

But the Serbian, who was one of Chelsea's top performers in 2014/15, is confident that a one-month break after their tour will be sufficient to recharge their batteries ahead of another assault on the title next season.

"It was my first time in Thailand and Australia and I liked both Bangkok and Sydney," Matic told Chelsea's official site.

"The only problem was the time difference – I didn't sleep a lot! We are a little bit tired but we enjoyed the trip. Now we need to put new batteries in, relax a little bit and rest. After one month, which I think is more than enough time to rest, we will be fresh and have big motivation to go again next season," the former Benfica midfielder explained.