Marko van Ginkel
Marko van Ginkel is set to be recalled from his loan spell at AC Milan after failing to establish a regular spot in the starting XI Getty

Chelsea are reportedly set to end midfielder Marko van Ginkel's loan spell at AC Milan as he has struggled to ensure a regular place in the starting XI.

According to the Mirror, the Dutch midfielder is keen to cut-short his season long loan spell after struggling for game time since his move in September.

The 22-year-old midfielder, who joined Chelsea in 2013, was looked upon as on of the stars of the future, but an anterior cruciate ligament injury cut short his first season with the Blues and due to that made just two appearances during the whole of the 2013/14 campaign.

Jose Mourinho sanctioned the loan deal so as to help the midfielder get regular game time to regain his sharpness following the injury and with the presence of Fabregas and Matic along with Ramires, it was impossible for van Ginkel to get regular game time at Stamford Bridge.

However, it is believed that the former Vitesse midfielder has failed to impress Filippo Inzaghi with his performances, and hence, failed to get enough game time.

"A decision will be made. He knows I can't assure him playing time," the AC Milan boss said, as quoted by the Mirror.

The report claims that Chelsea want to bring him back to England and loan him out to a different club and are in the process of informing interested parties of his availability.

Meanwhile, Chelsea assistant boss Steve Holland praised defender Kurt Zouma following his impressive performance in Chelsea's 2-0 win over Newcastle United on Saturday.

Mourinho rested Gary Cahill and gave the 20-year-old his second opportunity of the season and the coach believes that he didn't put a foot wrong in what was a very assured display.

"The club gets a lot of stick for not giving young players a go, Kurt Zouma is 20 and that wasn't his first performance of the season but he was immaculate today. We all have belief in him but ultimately Jose, as the leader and manager, has to make the decisions, and he showed great faith in him today by starting him. That faith was repaid, I thought he was immaculate and I can't think of one thing he did wrong," Holland said, as quoted on Chelsea's official site.