AC Milan reportedly want to sign either Hakim Ziyech or Armando Broja from Chelsea, but would be happy to snap them both up.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the Serie A side’s preference is to buy one or the other of the Stamford Bridge duo, yet wouldn’t complain getting a double deal for the two.

Milan have previous of swooping players from South West London, so you cannot put it past them to make a swift swoop for another pair.

They signed Fikayo Tomori in January 2021, before adding Olivier Giroud to their squad in the same summer.

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Backtrack through time, and Chelsea and their Italian counterparts have shared numerous high-profile names.

Andriy Shevchenko, Michael Essien, Hernan Crespo, Fernando Torres, Marcel Desailly, Ruud Gullit and Jimmy Greaves amongst others donned the blue and red and black during their careers.

Now, fans of the two clubs might soon witness another exchange of personnel.

Ziyech or Broja to move to Milan?

Out of Ziyech and Broja, it is surely the former who is more likely to leave for the San Siro in January.

The £33m arrival from Ajax hasn’t yet lived up to this price tag or the expectation that came with it.

He has started just 27 games since the beginning of last season, with a regular run in the side extremely difficult to come by.

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Playing under three different managers probably hasn’t helped the Moroccan’s cause.

Yet, none of Frank Lampard, Thomas Tuchel nor Graham Potter have managed to find an appropriate space in the XI for Ziyech.

With Christopher Nkunku potentially joining Chelsea soon, one of the current forwards might be forced out of Cobham.

Although there’s still a possibility he could leave, Broja’s chances of remaining a Blue are pretty strong right now.

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He only recently returned to team after a strong loan spell with Southampton.

His Chelsea colleagues are clearly a big fan of the 21-year-old striker, so to see such a promising talent depart like Tomori would raise a few eyebrows.  

Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.