Report: Chelsea ready to get rid of £100k-a-week player in New Year, Boehly pushing to sell him

Chelsea are reportedly looking to offload Hakim Ziyech in the New Year.

Ziyech, who earns £100,000-a-week, is stuck in a tough moment right now at Stamford Bridge.

The 29-year-old winger has played just five games across all competitions so far this season. He was missing through illness from last night’s Champions League 2-0 away win over AC Milan, too.

As it stands, he’s still under contract in West London until 2025.

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Chelsea looking to offload Ziyech

According to 90min, Chelsea are ready to get rid of Ziyech when the January transfer window opens.

It is explained that the Morocco international is free to leave amid interest from Ajax and AC Milan.

The report adds Graham Potter’s side would be willing to let the attacker exit on loan. However, Chelsea’s co-owner, Todd Boehly, is actually pushing for a permanent sale to raise transfer funds and make room in the squad.

Potter’s appointment as head coach has wiped the slate clean for the squad, but from the outside it still feels like Ziyech is going to be someway down the pecking order in terms of the forward positions.

Peter Crouch noticed last month that the winger looked like someone really short of confidence, so perhaps some sort of arrangement in January could be best for all parties.

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Chelsea’s forward line is now beginning to take shape during the Potter reign.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has three goals in five games this season, is catching the eye in the central striker role.

Meanwhile, Mason Mount and Raheem Sterling are definitely the current favourites to play in pockets behind or to the side of Aubameyang.

Elsewhere, there’s already been some really positive signs from the likes of Conor Gallagher, Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic and Armando Broja to suggest the line-up can be very interchangeable.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.