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PSV Eindhoven remain forever interested in Marco van Ginkel — report

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According to Dutch newspaper Eindhovens Dagblad, PSV Eindhoven are still interested in (technically still) Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel, who’s spent the last two years either injured or on loan at PSV, or injured while on loan at PSV. (In fairness, he also captained the Dutch giants to an Eredivisie title last season, notching 16 goals in 33 matches — a tremendous return for a midfielder.)

PSV were hoping to keep MvG for good at that point, but Chelsea’s asking price (£10m) put a damper on things before yet another knee injury ruled out the possibility completely.

But PSV have obviously not given up and are hoping to make him their Ross Barkley signing at the earliest possibility — getting a post-injury expiring contract-discount. The now 26-year-old midfielder (26!) will surely be more than happy to return to the club he’s practically already joined in February 2016, and if Chelsea have to settle for something less than 10m, that’s probably not a big problem.

There was a time when Van Ginkel looked like a real possibility for becoming another midfield star for Chelsea — Jose Mourinho of all people gave him minutes when he was just 20! — alas, injuries and circumstances conspired to ruin that potential future. Still, if he can stay healthy, he may yet find many years of success, either back home in the Netherlands or in some other European league.