Marco van Ginkel
Marco van Ginkel is awaiting a decision from Chelsea Getty Images/Gabriele Maltinti

Chelsea and AC Milan midfielder Marco van Ginkel admits he is in the dark over his long-term future at Stamford Bridge.

Van Ginkel, 22, has spent the 2014-15 campaign on loan at the Rossoneri with his agent recently indicating his client is open to a permanent stay at the club.

The Dutch midfielder initially struggled to impose himself on Filippo Inzaghi's first-team plans, with two separate ankle injuries suffered in September and December 2014 doing little to help his cause.

Having started the club's last five games, though, he could yet have a future at the San Siro beyond the current campaign. And while his agent has indicated a future at Chelsea remains a priority, Van Ginkel is unsure what is in store for him.

"My first season here was hit by injury but now I have played four or five matches in a row. Personally I am pleased and the team is improving," he told Milan Channel. "I don't know what will have happen with Chelsea, we will have to see."

In his first six months at the San Siro, Van Ginkel was limited to just five appearances but has been a constant presence in Inzaghi's midfield throughout most of March and April.

The Dutchman's loan spell in Milan came under scrutiny in 2014 when his lack of first-team action sparked rumours claiming Chelsea were looking to cancel the deal and find their player another club for the second half of the season.

But the former Vitesse Arnhem player, whose first season in west London was derailed after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament early on in the campaign, denied talk of a falling out.

However, Ajax manager Frank de Boer did reveal he looked into the possibility of bringing Van Ginkel back to Netherlands during the January transfer window, only for the player to reject his advances.