Chelsea ‘open to selling Hakim Ziyech after just ONE season at the club’, with ‘Napoli and AC Milan interested in the striker’ as Blues prepare for massive clearance under boss Thomas Tuchel
- Hakim Ziyech could leave Chelsea just one season after Ajax’s arrival
- Reports in Italy say Napoli and AC Milan are both interested in the attacker
- Ziyech struggled to start regular matches under Blues boss Thomas Tuchel
- Chelsea are expected to revise their attacking ranks in the summer period
Chelsea are open to sack Hakim Ziyech this summer after just one season with clubs in Italy interested in him, according to reports.
Ziyech moved from Ajax to Stamford Bridge last summer and has since made 39 appearances in all competitions, but it is said the club could consider cashing in on him already.
Transfermarkt claim Napoli is weighing up an offer, while AC Milan is also touted.
Chelsea would be open to selling Hakim Ziyech . after one season at the club this summer
Despite scoring six goals and holding back four others, Ziyech often struggled to cement his place in boss Thomas Tuchel’s base.
The Moroccan international has shown moments of real quality, but having played just 15 Premier League games and three in the Champions League, his long-term future has been questioned.
He was also left out of the team for the two semi-finals against Real Madrid and the final in Porto against Manchester City.
Ziyech won the Champions League at Chelsea, but has largely endured a frustrating campaign
And his time in London may already be over with Napoli, who recently hired Luciano Spalletti as their new manager, ready to make an offer.
AC Milan, meanwhile, are another Serie A club that is on the hunt for reinforcements in this window – although they have not yet taken a formal approach, alongside Napoli.
Sports post has previously reported on how Chelsea are poised for a busy summer of spending – and Ziyech may see his playing time further limited next year.
The Blues are expected to bring in four new players, and as many of the 11 stars on the perimeter could be shown the exit door.
Napoli and AC Milan have both been linked with moves for playmaker Ziyech in this window
Tammy Abraham could leave in an overhaul of the club’s attacking ranks, while Olivier Giroud was also expected to leave.
AC Milan are said to have made contact with Giroud’s entourage, while Aston Villa, West Ham and Wolves are in the running for ace Abraham.
However, Giroud recently signed a one-year extension to remain in West London, a surprising move to end talks about his future.
Ziyech’s future is uncertain with Chelsea ready for an overhaul in attack under Thomas Tuchel
Christian Pulisic, a frequent striker for Ziyech, would also like to play in matches from the start, further complicating the Moroccan’s position.
Pulisic also feels frustrated with Tuchel’s preference for using him as an impact substitute.
That situation may come to a head in the future, but with his future in the air, it is currently unknown whether Ziyech will have the chance to step in and impress.