Stamford Bridge

Next Game

Chelsea v Liverpool

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 19:45

Capital One Cup Semi-Final

Stamford Bridge

Last Game

Chelsea 2 - 4 Bradford

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 15:00

The FA Cup Fourth Round

Van Ginkel in Chelsea talks

Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel is in talks with the club about his future, but he is unlikely to be heading back to Holland on loan.

Last Updated: 22/08/14 at 11:34 Post Comment

Marco van Ginkel: Set for talks

Marco van Ginkel: Set for talks

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 21-year-old Dutch international joined Chelsea last summer from Vitesse Arnhem and he made his debut in the opening game of the season - only to suffer a cruciate knee ligament injury soon after.

Van Ginkel returned to action late last season and has been involved with the first team throughout pre-season, but he was not included in the squad for the win at Burnley on Monday.

Now his agent has confirmed they are talking to the club about his future.

Karel Jansen told Algemeen Daglad: "We are in talks with Chelsea. Of course Marco wants to battle for his chances, but there must be a sort of perspective.

"Monday evening wasn't that pretty to see. We are now waiting for an answer on Chelsea and their vision." 

But Jansen admitted that he does not think van Ginkel would return to his homeland and said: "Would the Eredivisie be an option? I don't think so personally, mainly as he has already played a part at a club of such a level."

PSV Eindhoven had been linked as a possible destination but their technical manager Marcel Brands has admitted that a move is unlikely. 

Brands said: "I told his management a while ago [we could like him], but van Ginkel is part of a category of players who clubs like Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal loan out to other Premier League sides.

"Or otherwise to Germany, Spain or Italy. Despite the facts the guy is only 21. They feel the Netherlands has become too low level. The players who Vitesse get from Chelsea are just fitting in, they are still at the beginning on the ladder."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

A

pparently Chiles has blamed Twitter trolls for his exit. Proof that even the worst things can get great results at times.

cheshire-gooner
Adrian Chiles to leave ITV

Footer 365

Contract news: Robin van Persie unsure if he will be offered new Manchester United deal

Robin van Persie says he has no idea if he will be offered a new contract at Manchester United.

Manchester United U21s beat Liverpool 2-1 as Victor Valdes makes first appearance for the club

Goals from Nick Powell and Paddy McNair gave Manchester United's U21 side victory over Liverpool at Leigh Sports Village.

FA Cup: Giant-killers Bradford handed Sunderland or Fulham showdown in fifth round

Bradford's reward for knocking Chelsea out of the FA Cup is a fifth-round showdown with either Sunderland or Fulham.

Mail Box

You're Man Utd, For Crying Out Loud!

Defending a 0-0 draw with Cambridge on the grounds that other teams lost to lower-league opposition is not befitting of Man United. We're inclined to agree with Mailboxers...

A Massive Mailbox On A Weekend Of Wonder

We unsurprisingly have plenty of mails on a wonderful FA Cup weekend, including thoughts on Palace, Van Gaal, Phil Jones, Chelsea, Mourinho and Yaya Toure...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company