Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel could be staying with AC Milan beyond the current season, according to his official representative.
The Dutch footballer was loaned to the Rossoneri in the summer, and he initially struggled for playing time and fitness due to several injuries.
However, van Ginkel has since nailed down a regular starting berth at San Siro and it is believed that AC Milan will now attempt to turn his loan deal into permanent move.
And while Chelsea wouldn’t mind seeing that happen, they have no plans to lower the £8 million asking price.
Van Ginkel’s agent Karel Jansen admits that his client may have a long-term future at AC Milan.
“Staying at Milan? Anything is possible, there is no reason to rule it out,” Jansen was quoted as saying in London Evening Standard.
“It is early and we need to see what would happen in case there’s 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.”
Marco van Ginkel, 22, joined the Blues from Vitesse some two years back, but he could only manage two substitute appearances in the Premier League during his first season at Stamford Bridge.