Report: Club confident they can convince Chelsea to sell their winger for less than £17.5m

AC Milan are ready to make another attempt to sign Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech in January as the winger continues to struggle for game time under Graham Potter, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The 29-year-old has so far made one start for the Blues in the Premier League and five appearances in total this season, including Saturday’s second-half cameo in the defeat to Newcastle United.

It is safe to say that Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, and even Conor Gallagher are ahead of Ziyech in the attacker pecking order at the moment.

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The Morocco international is under contract at Chelsea until 2025, but if he were to leave the club in January, he will likely have plenty of options.

According to Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport, AC Milan, who considered Ziyech as an alternative target to Charles De Ketelaere, maintain their interest in the Chelsea player.

Due to Ziyech’s lack of game time, Milan even reportedly believe that they could convince Chelsea to let go of the former Ajax man for less than €20million (£17.5m).

If Chelsea are to allow Potter to reinforce the squad and invest in January, selling Ziyech will help make room for another attacker.

Bear in mind, Chelsea are currently among the lowest-scoring team (17 goals) in the top half of the Premier League table, so they might want to bring a new attacker or two in January.

Potter’s preference to use two wide number 10s in a 3-4-3 formation also does not really suit Ziyech who thrives when playing wide.

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