Ajax boss Frank de Boer has revealed that the club failed in a bid to bring Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel to Amsterdam in January.

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.Chelsea were reportedly unhappy with the Dutchman’s loan deal at AC Milan with the midfielder failing to get the first team football that the Premier League club had hoped, and they were rumoured to be ready to bring Van Ginkel back to England.

Ajax boss Frank de Boer revealed that before they signed Daley Sinkgraven for €6.5 million an approach was made for Van Ginkel, but the former Vitesse star wasn’t interested in a return to the Eredivisie.

De Boer told a press conference, “We asked Van Ginkel if he wanted to move, because Davy Klaassen and Thulani Serero were not fit,”

“At first we were looking at him and after that we focussed on Sinkgraven for the future. Due to injuries we needed Sinkgraven right away. And besides that, Van Ginkel didn’t want to come.”

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