Chelsea are to demand at least £10 million for out of favour midfielder Marco van Ginkel according to reports by the Express.

The 25-year-old Dutch international midfielder has made just four appearances for The Blues in his career to date with those outings having come over four years ago.

Chelsea could opt to end van Ginkel’s Stamford Bridge career this summer after loaning him out for the majority of the last four seasons. The chances of the Dutchman breaking into the first team squad in South West London seems highly unlikely and a return to his homeland is the probable outcome.

Van Ginkel will not be permitted to leave The Bridge on the cheap and it has been reported that Chelsea will demand £10 million for the midfielder’s signature.

The player started his career with Vitesse Arnhem and van Ginkel went on to make 111 senior appearances for the Eredivisie outfit in which he scored 23 goals. His impressive form for Vitas resulted in Chelsea paying around £8 million for his services in summer 2013.

Since joining The Blues, van Ginkel has spent time with AC Milan and Stoke City on loan while he has spent most of the past two years enjoying a similar stint with PSV. It is thought that the Dutch club would like to sign the player on a permanent basis, although the £10 million price tag could be a stumbling block.

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