Marco van Ginkel still believes he has a chance to break into the Chelsea first team but is willing to leave the Premier League side permanently if they think otherwise.

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Van Ginkel joined Chelsea from Vitesse in 2013 but injuries spoiled his first year in England. Since then he has found himself loaned out to AC Milan, Stoke City and now PSV Eindhoven, where he has spent the most part of the last two years.

Speaking to, the 24-year-old said he is currently only thinking of PSV Eindhoven, but added that he had not given up hope on breaking into the Chelsea selection.

He said, “PSV is my team now. I don’t think about other teams or Chelsea. I do follow them, but it’s not my team now. We all know each other personally here, so I don’t feel like I’m on loan.

“Sometimes there is no other option (going on loan), PSV keeps having faith in me. I had an injury last summer and If PSV would have tried to sign me back then, Chelsea would’ve declined it.

“That’s why I extended my contract with (Chelsea) another year, because I only had one year left, now it’s two. They didn’t want to let me go, perhaps because of the lower price.

“There is a group that does have chance at Chelsea. I’ve been part of the selection already, so I have the confidence I will get back into it. I watch them often. I try to watch almost every game of them. They are doing terrific and I think you could say they will clinch the title.

“When I was younger I watched English football all the time, but I didn’t support a specific club.

“Now Chelsea is my club, and so I cheer for them. The extra motivation to get back is always there. Not only because get into Champions League.

“Of course it’s nice to play matches in the Netherlands, it’s great. It’s nearby to your family and friends, but eventually you want to make the next step. If that’s not at Chelsea, then I might look for something else.”

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