Marco van Ginkel
Marco van Ginkel's future undecided. Getty

Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel is still hopeful of a future at Chelsea but could consider a permanent move to AC Milan, according to the Dutchman's agent.

Van Ginkel, signed by Jose Mourinho on his return to the club as manager in the summer of 2013, joined the Rossoneri on a season-long loan last September.

But the 22-year-old has largely struggled to impose himself on Filippo Inzaghi's first-team plans, with two separate ankle injuries suffered in September and December doing little to help his cause.

Of his seven starting appearances in the league, four of those have come in Milan's last four games, however, sparking suggestions the club may seek to sign the Dutchman on a permanent deal.

And Van Ginkel's agent Karel Jansen has indicated a long-term stay at the San Siro is possible.

"Staying at Milan? Anything is possible, there is no reason to rule it out," Jansen told Voetbal Primeur. "It is early and we need to see what would happen in case there is a change of management at the club.

"Additionally we have to deal with Chelsea and see what Marco wants to do. Chelsea is still his goal. We hope to conclude everything before the end of the transfer window."

Van Ginkel's loan spell in Milan came under scrutiny last year 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.

Ajax manager Frank de Boer did however 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.