Sounds like we do indeed have a resolution to our foreign player overstock problem. AC Milan have announced that young midfielder Marco van Ginkel has landed in Italy via private jet, assumedly meaning that he's set to sign with the club before the transfer deadline.
Chelsea and Milan, therefore, have already come to an agreement over the 21-year-old -- we can assume it's a single-season loan with no option to buy -- so now that van Ginkel is interested enough to fly out and take a medical I'm not sure that there's much to stop this going through. Unless he fails said medical, of course, which seems unlikely since it's been 11 months since his ACL tear and zero setbacks.
If this does go through, the squad, which saw their midfield receive a bit of a battering at Goodison Park, looks a little light on pure central midfielders. It'll be interesting to see how Jose Mourinho juggles his side, because when John Obi Mikel heads to the Africa Cup of Nations it'll be tough to rotate.
Milan, meanwhile, get a player who, if healthy, should be one of the best central midfielders in Serie A. It'll be interesting to track his progress -- hopefully he bounces back from last year's lost season and shows everyone what he can do.