Fabrizio Romano has now claimed that Hakim Ziyech will definitely leave Chelsea at the end of this season.
He told GiveMeSport that the Moroccan will be on the move alongside fellow outcast this season Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
It has been another campaign where Ziyech has struggled to establish himself as a regular in the first team, which has been the case pretty much since he signed back in 2020.
Under Graham Potter, appearances were extremely tough to come by, perhaps down to the fact that the 30-year-old’s future was not looking bright at Stamford Bridge.
However, the return of Frank Lampard has seen Ziyech back in the side on a number of occasions.
It has been claimed that this is because of the Englishman’s admiration of the player, despite any issues he may bring off the pitch.
Ziyech 100% going to leave
Some of these appearances have come at the expense of some of the promising players at the club, including Mykhailo Mudryk and Noni Madueke.
Despite coming off the bench numerous times in the last few weeks, Romano has claimed that Ziyech will certainly be on the move when this season comes to an end.
He said: “Yeah, for Aubameyang, 100%. For Ziyech, 100%. Both of them know that Chelsea will put them on the market, so both of them are going to leave the club.”
Aubameyang’s prospects this season looked extremely bleak after just one game, when Thomas Tuchel was sacked as Chelsea manager.
It was well known that the ageing striker was brought in at the request of the German, and his conduct off the pitch in the months since has made it difficult for anyone in charge of the club to trust him up front this season.