Marin wants Sevilla stay

Marko Marin would prefer to stay at Sevilla for the long-term rather than return to parent club Chelsea.

Speaking to German newspaper Bild, Marin revealed Sevilla have asked him to remain at the club on a permanent basis – one of many interested parties, according to the winger.

“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 has previously been compared to Lionel Messi but far from shy away from such lofty associations, the winger expects and invites more of them once he is fully fit.

“I'm loving it here in Spain. 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."

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