Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel is reportedly set to return to Stamford Bridge at the end of the current campaign after AC Milan opted against signing him on a permanent basis.
The Dutch midfielder joined Chelsea in 2013 from Eredivisie club Vitesse and made his debut for the club on the opening day of the 2013/14 season. But two months into his Stamford Bridge career, the midfielder suffered an anterior cruciate ligament damage, which kept him out of action for over six months.
This injury absence saw the Dutchman lose his place in the first-team and he failed to feature for the Chelsea starting XI that season.
Following the arrival of Cesc Fabregas, it was clear that the midfielder was not in the manager's plans and hence was loaned out to AC Milan for the entire 2014/15 campaign.
The midfielder moved to Italy to resurrect his career following his struggles in west London, and the report claims that the loan deal had a clause, which allowed the Serie A club to sign him on a permanent deal at the end of the current campaign.
However, according to talkSPORT, the Italian giants have pulled out of the deal and have rejected the chance to sign the Dutchman on a permanent basis.
Van Ginkel has struggled to establish himself in the Serie A due to injuries and lack of form. The 22-year-old midfielder has managed just five appearances in all competitions for the Rossoneri.
The former Vitesse midfielder had the option of cancelling his AC Milan loan spell in January, and had the opportunity to move back to the Eredivisie with Ajax interested in signing him on loan.
But manager Frank de Boer has revealed that Van Ginkel rejected the chance to move to the Dutch champions for the rest of the season opting to remain with the Italian club.