Sources: PSV make up minds on signing Chelsea star Van Ginkel permanently
PSV Eindhoven have decided not to take up their option to sign Marco van Ginkel from Chelsea permanently, Football Insider understands.
The Dutch midfielder has just completed his third loan in five seasons at the Eredivisie club.
A Chelsea source told Football Insider that PSV can convert his loan deal into a permanent one but have been put off by his injury history and potential cost.
Van Ginkel, 28, is set to be available as a free agent from next month but is seeking high wages that PSV are unwilling to pay.
Chelsea meanwhile are not looking to extend the Dutchman’s contract after a rocky eight-year spell.
Since becoming one of Jose Mourinho’s first signings in his second spell in charge of Chelsea in 2013, Van Ginkel has been a Chelsea player in name only.
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
The Dutchman recently revealed that he “hadn’t heard from” his parent club over a new deal, foreshadowing that his time at the club was reaching its end.
The former Vitesse man made just four appearances during his time at Stanford Bridge – and all of those came in the 2013-14 campaign.
Each of those outings cost the club in the region of £2million, taking into account the £8m Chelsea are reported to have paid for him in 2013.
Van Ginkel became part of the furniture in Eindhoven despite never being permanently contracted to the historic Dutch club.
He made 76 appearances in a three-and-a-half season stretch, scoring 32 times and winning two league titles, one of those in as captain in 2018.
But he featured just 11 times in what looks like his final season at the club as his campaign was blighted by injuries.