Fabrizio Romano reported on his Here We Go Podcast that no contact had been made to sign Hakim Ziyech despite suggestions he might leave Chelsea.
According to Corriere dello Sport, the 27-year-old was debating over his future at Stamford Bridge and planned to discuss matters with Marina Granovskaia.
Romano claimed that ‘there is absolutely nothing from Juventus and AC Milan for Ziyech’, amid the rumours of his departure.
Ziyech splashed onto the scene last summer for £33m (Sky Sports) from Ajax but has belly flopped through his first season in England.
Goals, assists and a consistent run in the Chelsea side have been hard to come by. He has suffered from knee and hip injuries, which may play a part in his on-pitch problems.
Thomas Tuchel’s arrival hasn’t yet revived Ziyech back to his best. In fact, it’s probably damaged him further because he’s rarely been used by the new coach.
His only starts for Tuchel came in the 0-0 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers and the FA Cup victory over Barnsley.
He struggled to stamp his authority on either game and was twice substituted in the second half.
With Tuchel’s team taking shape, its difficult to decide where Ziyech will fit in.
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I’d be gutted to see the Moroccan maestro go. I think he’s still got plenty to give in that magic left foot of his.
Chelsea just needs to find the correct position or platform for him to do so. Plus, I doubt the board would let an expensive investment go so soon after signing him.