06/08/2021; 12:07 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
Ziyech’s first season at Chelsea was underwhelming, and he is considered the right candidate for the exit. The Moroccan contributed little as the Blues motored their way to a second UEFA Champions League title.
The 28-year-old’s situation in London is good news for AC Milan, who have been tracking him for a while now.
Milan has remained patient and believes a deal with Chelsea for the player will come towards the end of the window. There is an excellent relationship between both clubs as AC Milan successfully negotiated the transfer of two players from Chelsea.
Fikayo Tomori and Olivier Giroud are two former Chelsea players that have found a home in Milan.
It is no longer news that Chelsea have been in hot pursuit of Belgian big forward Romelu Lukaku. The London club hasntified Lukaku’s position as of utmost importance this season. All efforts are towards ensuring they get a quality forward before the season kicks off.
With an initial €100m bid for the former Chelsea and Manchester United player rebuffed, Chelsea are cooking up an offer that is enough to convince Inter Milan to sell.
Their quest for Lukaku is bolstered by the Belgian making a U-turn on his initial stance.
After initially maintaining that he would love to remain at Inter, Lukaku has told the club that he is interested in returning to England with Chelsea his preferred destination.
Inter are not interested in standing in his way, but to sanction the deal, maintain that Chelsea must match their €130m evaluation of the striker.
Chelsea are keen to sign Lukaku within the next 48 hours and have put so much in the thrusters to see that they push across the finish line.
AC Milan are on the sideline watching with keen interest. Lukaku’s arrival at Stamford Bridge will see a few players shown the door.
Tammy Abraham is one player that will leave the London club. According to Italian outlet Calciomercato, Hakim Ziyech could also follow him out of the club.
The pandemic has left several clubs cash trapped, with clubs opting for loan deals and free transfers. Besides bolstering their squad, Chelsea also wants to trim the group and reduce their wage bill. It is necessary to accommodate the looming figure of Lukaku.
AC Milan finds themselves in this boat and will opt to have the Moroccan on loan with an option to buy.
To sum it all up, Chelsea will not be disinclined to do this deal.