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Transfer news: Chelsea winger Marko Marin keen to remain at Sevilla after loan spell


Chelsea winger Marko Marin is keen to stay at Sevilla after his loan spell at the Spanish club expires.

The German, who has a contract at Stamford Bridge that runs until 2017, is on a season-long loan at Sevilla.

The 24-year-old, currently recovering from a thigh injury, said in the Bild newspaper: "As things stand now, I am supposed to (go back), but I've had so many enquiries.

"Sevilla want me to stay, but that's not a decision only they can make. I would like to stay too because I really like it here, but in the end, it's up to Chelsea what happens.

"What matters now is that I get fully fit again.

"When I am fit, then we want to reach for the top. We are within touching distance of Champions League qualification and that is our goal. We've got the quality for it."

Marin, once labelled 'the German Messi' expects to receive more comparisons with the Argentine star when he returns from injury.

After a spell out with a torn thigh muscle he is focusing on regaining full fitness, but he fully believes he will get back to his best and silence his critics.

"I'm loving it here in Spain," he added. "The club, team and the fans - everything is perfect.

"People love me in Spain. I've already been likened to Messi, and when I am really fit again then these comparisons will resurface.

"I just need two or three more weeks. Everything is really perfect here, probably better than in England, even though I did enjoy my time at Chelsea."