According to recent reports, AC Milan is stepping up their pursuit of Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech.
Ziyech joined the Blues two years ago but has struggled for consistency, appearing in only 29 Premier League games since joining from Dutch giants Ajax.
According to The Daily Mail, the Moroccan winger wants to join AC Milan, with the west Londoners willing to let him go for as little as £8.4 million, more than £25 million less than they paid for him just two years ago.
Thomas Tuchel’s team is willing to sell the 29-year-old footballer. Though he will have to accept a pay cut if he is to join the reigning Serie A champions.
Tuchel stated earlier this year about Ziyech’s lack of playing time. He said:
We switched systems recently. If we play in a back four, a 4-1-4-1, with a right winger position, Hakim will be very happy.
This position was not available from the start of the (Carabao Cup) final, so we made the tactical decision to play with three at the back, which did not leave us with the same position for Hakim, so he came off the bench.
Despite the fact that the summer transfer window has been open for more than six weeks, Chelsea has only signed two first-team players: English attacker Raheem Sterling and Senegal center-back Kalidou Koulibaly.
The Blues are still looking to strengthen their defence. The west Londoners are now considering a move for Leicester City star Wesley Fofana, per reports by football london.