Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel says a move to Ajax was considered in the final days of the market.

Van Ginkel joined AC Milan on-loan on Sunday.

"For Ajax, with Champions League football, there was a consideration," said Van Ginkel. "But I consciously chose for now to keep playing in a large foreign competition.

"Milan now may not play in the Champions League, but I would still like to call them not a second class club."

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