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Marco Van Ginkel has admitted his delight after sealing another loan deal away from Chelsea.

Van Ginkel joined the club in 2013 from Vitesse and was hailed as one of the most brightest talents to come out of the Dutch League in recent years, but he has managed just four first-team appearances in seven years with the west London club.

The 27-year-old spent the entire 2019/20 campaign recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament injury but is now back to full fitness, but we have once again opted to let him leave the club on-loan, rather than have him in the squad.

Van Ginkel has already had three previous loan spells with PSV, and returns to the club for a fourth in a move that he is delighted with, Speaking to the PSV website, Van Ginkel said, โ€œI will not be given a chance to join Chelseaโ€™s first-team squad, which I appreciate, but I feel I am ready for the next step.

“I need to join a squad for full training and work hard towards making a comeback in the top flight. PSV are willing to give me a chance and I like that very much indeed. I have won the Eredivisie title with PSV twice and I know this wonderful club will help me stage a complete comeback.โ€

Van Ginkel last played an official game back in 2018, and will not be available for PSV anytime soon. He has previously played 64 times for PSV, scoring 31 times.

Chelsea came close to signing Miralem Pjanic before the midfielder joined Barcelona in the summer, shock reports have emerged.

Despite the fact that Jorginho has played a big part in the side this season, there was alot of transfer speculation towards the back-end of the window that we were ready to let the midfielder depart the club.

And that led to rumours in the media that the club were very keen on trying to secure a transfer deal for Pjanic, who is regarded as one of the best midfielders in world football after developing very nicely with the Italian Champions.

According to Fabrizio Romano on the Here We Go podcast, we were very close to completing a deal which involved an exchange between Pjanic and Jorginho.

Itโ€™s claimed that Frank Lampard is a huge admirer of Pjanic and was keen for the midfielder to make the move to Stamford Bridge. However, Pjanic turned down the clubs approach as he favoured a switch to Barcelona.

The 30-year-old left Juventus to join Barca in a โ‚ฌ65 million (ยฃ59m) deal in June, while Brazilian midfielder Arthur made the move the other way to the Serie A champions.

Brentford boss Thomas Frank has admitted that Chelsea linked Said Benrahma could still leave the club this month.

The brilliant Algerian forward Benrahma has been on the radar of a number of Premier League clubs after scoring 17 times in the Championship last season, and His two goals in Brentford’s 3-0 Carabao Cup win over Fulham underlined his ability.

And after Benrhama’s impressive performance against Fulham before the International break, Frank conceded a transfer could be on the cards, despite the fact that the summer transfer window has been closed for a few days.

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown, the summer market has been reshaped to help aid clubs, with a ten-week window opened on July 27 and ran until Monday, October 5, closing at 11pm.

However, Premier League clubs can no longer do business with teams in Europe and around the world but they can look to keep spending, This is because the top-flight and EFL have agreed on a second, domestic-only window until October 16th

“Am I confident he will stay? I’m confident that I would love him to stay, and I would love to have him,” said Frank on the SUN website. “But I don’t know. Honestly, if the price is right we are open to selling, but if not we will be happy for him to stay.

“Either we are going to get a top price or we are going to keep one of the best players in the Championship. Has he added a few million to his price? 100 per cent!”

Joachim Low claims Antonio Rudiger โ€˜tried everything to leave Chelseaโ€™ before deadline day.

Rudiger may have been a big part of the squad last season, but Frank Lampard has barely used him this time around and there was big speculation in the media that he was looking for a way out of a move.

Now his International boss Lowe has opened up and revealed that Rudiger tried everything to make sure that he would leave the club on deadline day, he was quoted on the TalkSport website as saying: โ€œI was in constant contact with Rudiger, he was keeping me in the loop.

โ€œHe had three or four options over the weekend but unfortunately nothing materialised โ€“ he can try again in the winter.

โ€œIโ€™ve been walking the path with him over the past few years and weโ€™ve had a dialogue since the beginning.

โ€œHe can put in a great performance even without a few weeks of match practice.

โ€œHe has established himself as a top international player. In terms of athleticism, dynamism and tough duels, he maintains his top level for a few weeks even without match practice.

โ€œHis development over the past four or five years has been great.

โ€œHe tried everything to leave Chelsea because the European Championship is very important to him.

โ€œI think heโ€™ll try to leave again in the winter. Heโ€™s doing everything he can to stay in his best form”

Look, if that is the case and we now have a player in the side that doesnt want to be here, we are hoping that he does not mess up the good atmosphere in the dressing room

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