Chelsea are interested in acquiring the services of Hakim Ziyech from Eredivisie side Ajax this summer, according to the latest report from a German daily newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung, as quoted by GGFN.
The west Londoners are understood to be among a number of clubs from across the continent who have registered their interest in the Moroccan, who is enjoying yet another stunning season in the Eredivisie.
From 25 matches in the top division of Dutch football, Hakim has found the back of the net on 15 times. Ziyech has also chipped in with a further 15 assists for de Joden.
Maurizio Sarri’s side could be on the observation post for added creativity throughout the upcoming summer transfer market, with Eden Hazard’s future at Chelsea under scrutiny as Real Madrid still on the radar.
The potential departure of the Belgian star could pave the way for Hakim to arrive, but Chelsea may face heavy competition from elsewhere.
According to Suddeutsche Zeitung, Niko Kovac’s Bayern Munich are interested in signing the playmaker, who is valued at €35 million by his club, while Premier League trio Everton, Arsenal and Leicester City are also interested.
Meantime, Chelsea have been received a major transfer boost with the news that Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho will not be signing for Manchester United in summer.
According to recent reports in Spain from Sport, the Blaugrana midfielder continues to see doubts rise about his long-term future, with an EPL return being mooted.
While it’s still unclear about where Philippe could be playing his football next campaign, one thing that’s for sure is that it won’t be at Old Trafford.