Marco van Ginkel
Van Ginkel has played just 31 minutes for Milan this season Getty Images/Gabriele Maltinti

Marco van Ginkel has ended speculation linking him with an early return to Chelsea, insisting he is happy to continue to help Milan in any way he can.

The 21-year-old Dutchman joined the Rossoneri on a season-long loan this summer but, after suffering an ankle injury on his debut, he has failed to make another appearance for the club.

In early November, quotes emerged from van Ginkel's agent Karel Jansen suggesting the player was looking to return to Stamford Bridge because he "did not come to Milan in order to sit on the bench".

Jansen later dismissed those claims as "senseless", sentiments which have been since echoed by van Ginkel who has no desire to leave Milan earlier than planned.

"I can play anywhere in midfield. I can play in a more defensive role or further forward. The position out on the pitch is not a problem for me," van Ginkel told Milan Channel.

"I am available and in perfect shape. I am ready to play and help the side as much as possible. I like the city of Milan, sometimes I go to the restaurant or visit the city with my friends and family."

Van Ginkel's only appearance for Milan ended after half an hour when he suffered an ankle injury on his debut for the club against Empoli in September. The Dutchman has not played for the club since despite being on the substitutes' in the club's last five games.

Reports have previously suggested van Ginkel's move would cost the Italian giants nothing, as long as the player makes 20 appearances for the club over the course of the season.

Van Ginkel saw his first season in the Premier League derailed by injury last term after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament last September.