We’ve been reluctant to believe it – and we still think it’s unlikely to happen – but the rumours about Hakim Ziyech leaving Chelsea after just one season continue to rumble on, and we will eventually have to start giving them some credence.
SempreMilan translate rumours from the Corriere dello Sport that claim that AC Milan want to sign him on a loan deal to replace Hakan Calhanoglu, who left to join Inter earlier this summer.
Ziyech didn’t thrive under Frank Lampard or under Thomas Tuchel, and while he had his moments, there’s also a sense that the club may want to move on quickly in order to help shape the squad for their new manager.
We wouldn’t get a fee close to the €40m or so we paid, but a solid loan in Serie A could see us recoup a good chunk of that in a year. On the other hand, a good year with us in the Premier League would serve us even better.