'Could be done': Chelsea may include Lampard signing in swap deal to get £43m midfielder - journalist
Ziyech, 29, is a Blues player that has fallen massively out of favour at Stamford Bridge. In fact, he’s made just seven appearances across all competitions so far this season.
The Moroccan winger, who was a Frank Lampard signing at Chelsea back in 2020, is even linked with a move away from West London.
Hakim Ziyech for Edson Alvarez
Well-respected journalist Simon Phillips has suggested that Chelsea could look to include Ziyech as part of a swap deal to get Ajax midfielder Alvarez.
Phillips told GIVEMESPORT: “AC Milan and Ajax are both still interested in [Ziyech], and Chelsea still have an interest in Edson Alvarez from Ajax, so something could be done there.”
This obviously wouldn’t be a like-for-like swap when you look at the positions of Ziyech and Alvarez on the pitch, but perhaps it’s one that could be beneficial for both Chelsea and Ajax.
It looks like the Blues will need a new midfielder enforcer in the near future, especially as N’Golo Kante and Jorginho are out of contract at the end of the season.
The Mexico international looks a really combative midfielder that has great experience in both the Eredivisie and Champions League.
Meanwhile, Ziyech needs a fresh start in his career. He was previously brilliant in Ajax colours before he signed for Chelsea, so a return to his old club does make sense.