*AC Milan confident of striking Ziyech deal*
Hakim Ziyech is under contract at Chelsea until 2022 AC Milan are confident they will be able to finalise a deal to sign Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech this summer, according to Sky in Italy.
New contact has been made between the two clubs with Milan keen to make their first addition to this season’s squad.
Ziyech has been with Chelsea since February 2020 when he moved to London from Ajax for £33.3m.
*What should we expect from Chelsea this summer?* Chelsea are struggling to find buyers for players they no longer want who cost them more than £180m and are draining the club of £700,000 a week in wages. Michael Edwards, the architect of Liverpool’s recent successes in the transfer market, is among the options being considered by Chelsea to become their new sporting director.
Chelsea could be in line for a busy transfer window as Thomas Tuchel eyes a summer clear-out following the completion of the club’s takeover.
New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly was permitted to hold back more than £100m from his purchase of the club amid concerns they will be hit with costs over liabilities from the Roman Abramovich era. Seven Chelsea players could find a new club during the transfer window to earn head coach Thomas Tuchel a £170m windfall. (Funmi Adejumo August 4).