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Could Marco van Ginkel return to Chelsea in the final hours of the transfer window?

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As expected, it's been a quiet transfer deadline day in the SW6, with Chelsea completing most of our low-impact business the week prior.  Other teams, as is common for some unfathomable reason, are procrastinating a bit more, including Stoke City who are apparently trying to sign Giannelli Imbula for a club record £18m from Porto.

While that may prompt cries of why Chelsea aren't involved in that deal -- we've been linked with Imbula many times in the past -- the more immediate impact on the Blues could be an early return from loan for Marco van Ginkel who would probably be deemed surplus to requirements (he's already just a substitute option) if the 23-year-old French midfielder were to arrive.

Unfortunately for Van Ginkel, opportunites at Chelsea would be fairly limited as well, with Loftus-Cheek set for a bigger role following Ramires's departure.  Finding an ideal solution this late in the window would be fairly unlikely as well.  The Mail claims that a loan to PSV could be an option.

Meanwhile, if MvG does return, some stories claim that Stoke could dip back into the Chelsea well and go after a Loic Remy loan in the final hours as well.  Remy looked set to join Leicester City just a few days ago, but that trail's gone cold, too, just as the Newcastle one.

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