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Dec 31, 2012

Marin keen to fight for Chelsea place

Chelsea midfielder Marko Marin claims he is not targeting a return to Bundesliga and told kicker that, although a January loan move is possible, he wants to stay at the club.

Marko Marin is prepared to fight for his place in the team
Marko Marin has struggled in London so far

Marin, 23, has failed to seal a place in the Blues’ first-team since arriving for around €8 million in the summer and the German press has linked him with a return to his first club Borussia Moenchengladbach.

However, the former German international scotched talks of a move back to the Bundesliga and told kicker: “I have not held any talks. Returning to Bundesliga is not an issue - currently.”

Marin could yet still choose to leave Stamford Bridge on loan during the winter transfer period, but asserted his desire to stay and fight for his place.

“If I have the feeling, I’d get more games somewhere else and continue my development, a loan deal could be thinkable. On condition of Chelsea wanting that,” he added.

“I have not thought about leaving in the winter. I am of the opinion I am in good hands here. Therefore I will fully concentrate on Chelsea. And I believe the club would not just let me leave.

“It seems to be the case that it is my call [to leave or not]. I’d have to make the first step. Currently I am not thinking about that. I have signed for five years. To question everything after five months, and three months of injury, makes no sense.” 

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