Chelsea midfielder Marco Van Ginkel has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a devastating knee injury via the BBC.
Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel has been ruled out for around nine months after undergoing surgery to reconstruct his anterior cruciate ligament and repair damage to the surrounding structures. #CFC
— PhysioRoom.com (@physioroom) July 11, 2018
The promising midfielder is considered on the very best to have come through the Blues youth system and has been a lone ranger at the club, although permanent deals were lined up for him in the coming months.
The Dutch international has spent the last three years at Netherlands Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven, where he has helped them win two of the last three league titles.
Van Ginkel, according to the BBC, has gone under the knife successfully and will now miss the next nine months of action. This comes after he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during pre-season.
The highly-rated midfielder has only made four appearances for Chelsea since joining for £8m five years ago and has seen loan stints with Stoke City and AC Milan.
Chelsea prepare a deal for a top player to seal most important transfer deal this summer
Chelsea is taking steps to prevent one of their star players from moving from the club this summer, and that includes N’Golo Kante who has attracted interest from several top clubs in the world.
The Frenchman is currently with the France national team, who have only just made it past Belgium into the final of the World Cup in Russia, and are due to face one of England and Croatia.
His performances have been great and cannot be underestimated in the French side.
According to reports from France, particularly L’Equipe via Sky Sports Kante is wanted by Paris Saint Germain who is keen to add him to their setup this summer, but Chelsea is having none of it.
Calciomercato also reports after the addition of Cristiano Ronaldo to the Juventus squad, Kante would be an ideal signing to help boost the squad for the upcoming season.
But, as per Calciomercato, Chelsea are currently preparing a new contract for Kante who signed for the club in 2016 and has helped them win the Premier League title and an FA Cup trophy last season.
If he signs the dotted lines at Cobham, that will represent a big statement by the club, with other senior players often linked with a move from the club.
This might the convincing they need to remain with the club for the years to come.