Chelsea report: Blues in talks with AC Milan over wantaway midfielder

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Chelsea midfielder Hakim Ziyech, pointing
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Chelsea (opens successful caller tab) person reportedly been successful talks with AC Milan (opens successful caller tab) astir selling Hakim Ziyech this summer.

The attacking midfielder was thing of a bit-part subordinate for the Blues past season, making lone 28 starts successful each competitions.

Sky Italia (via Football Italia) (opens successful caller tab) reported connected Friday that Ziyech had handed successful a transportation petition astatine Stamford Bridge.

And, according to the Guardian (opens successful caller tab), Chelsea person made the 29-year-old disposable transfer.

Ziyech is thought to beryllium unfastened to joining Milan - who won their archetypal Serie A rubric successful 11 years past play - but a woody mightiness not beryllium each that straightforward, with his wage demands perchance proving problematic.

The Dutch-born Morocco planetary lone arrived astatine Chelsea from Ajax (opens successful caller tab) 2 years ago, successful a determination worthy an archetypal £34 million.

But helium has struggled for consistency with the Blues and, successful turn, lately, a regular starting berth.

His origin has hardly been helped by Thomas Tuchel's power to a beforehand two, leaving country successful the broadside for an precocious playmaker - a capableness successful which Mason Mount was imperious past term.

A determination to Milan would look to suit some parties, with the Rossoneri said to beryllium seeking contention for Brahim Diaz - their main antheral successful the fig 10 role.

Ziyech could beryllium 1 of 2 Chelsea players heading to Serie A this transportation window, with Romelu Lukaku acceptable to instrumentality connected indebtedness to Milan's arch-rivals Inter (opens successful caller tab).

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Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo successful April 2019 and has besides written for The Analyst and When Saturday Comes, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and is besides a keen follower of Borussia Dortmund. A self-confessed statto, helium has been known to ticker shot with a spreadsheet (or several) open...