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Marco van Ginkel to PSV, part many

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Marco van Ginkel has recovered from a knee injury that had kept him throughout most of the summer, prevented him from moving anywhere on loan or permanently, and has limited him to just U23 action since recovering a few weeks ago (he’s not registered with the first-team, so he cannot play in Premier League matches). But his (immediate) future isn’t with Chelsea, and his long-term future may not be either.

Chelsea youth coach Adi Viveash revealed recently that Van Ginkel’s next move will be to head out on loan again, with defending Dutch champions PSV, whom MvG helped to the title last season with several crucial goals in the second half of the season, the prime candidates. Their technical director spoke to local sources earlier about this.

“We need to check with Chelsea. Of course he's on our list, but we must also see if there is a spot for him at this time in our team.”

“That question will be answered by our technical staff. We need to look even if he is feasible. We have not enquired with Chelsea yet.”

-Marcel Brands; source: Omroep Brabant via Sky

So that’s a bit surprising, given their previous history and interest (MvG was on his way in the summer there before the injury), but perhaps their squad is settled. PSV only lost once in the first half of the season, but also drew 7 of their 17 games, which means they’re only third and a whopping eight points behind leaders Feyenoord. Sounds like they could use a few more crucial goals, just like Van Ginkel provided last season.