Report: Chelsea have told 29-year-old that he can leave the club this month

Reports have claimed that Chelsea have informed Hakim Ziyech that he is free to leave the club this month.

According to 90min, Newcastle retain an interest in signing the player who has been out of favour for the majority of Graham Potter’s tenure.

The Morocco international has been featuring more recently than ever off the back of a number of injuries to key attackers.

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Both Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic suffered issues in the Premier League match against Manchester City, and will still be out for a number of weeks.

This temporarily saw them a bit short of options in the frontline, although that instantly changed thanks to the January transfer window.

The Blues have brought in Mykhailo Mudryk and Noni Madueke as recognised wingers, with the Ukrainian making his debut off the bench against Liverpool last time out.

Chelsea tell Ziyech he can leave

He impressed greatly in his cameo, with excitement beginning to build again amongst Chelsea fans that there is some sort of revival on the cards.

As they begin to formulate their plan for the future, it is seemingly becoming more likely that it does not involve Ziyech.

Now, 90min have claimed that they have informed the 29-year-old he is free to leave this month.

It has been expected that his time at Stamford Bridge would come to an end since before the campaign began, with him being far away from a starting role under Thomas Tuchel.

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He may not be the only one on the team who is set for a move away.

Pulisic, currently injured, has been frequently linked with a move away from the club, having struggled to establish himself as a regular starter.

Whilst both wingers impressed at the World Cup last month, it seems that the Blues still don’t see a future at the top which involves either of them.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released