Report: AC Milan expected to make bid for Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech

Report: Club hold transfer meeting and agree to make bid to sign Chelsea's £33m man, he's currently on America tour

AC Milan have reportedly held a transfer meeting over a potential swoop this summer for Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech.

According to the Daily Mail, Italian giants Milan are stepping up their interest in Chelsea’s 29-year-old winger.

It is understood the Serie A champions have discussed the Blues attacker in a meeting and are now expected to submit an actual bid.

The report adds Chelsea’s preference is to sell the player, too. Meanwhile, Milan like the idea of a loan move.

Ziyech’s £33millon transfer to Stamford Bridge hasn’t quite gone the way most expected due to inconsistent form, something which has been surprising given how successful he was at ex-club Ajax.

It’s previously been reported that he’s been informed he’s no long part of the plans at the London club moving forward. He is currently on the club’s tour of America, though.

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AC Milan meeting for Hakim Ziyech

With Milan now agreeing to making a bid for Ziyech, it’ll be interesting to see if he can clinch a transfer to the San Siro.

He had a mixed 2021/22 campaign in a Chelsea shirt, contributing eight goals and six assists in 44 games across all competitions last season.

For certain, the left-footed winger is a delight when he’s on form. His technique and close control is some of the very best in the Blues dressing room.

However, it’s not quite come together as planned for the Moroccan in West London.

Chelsea will still have plenty of options in wide areas if Ziyech does leave in this summer window, especially if Raheem Sterling’s strongly rumoured transfer from Manchester City is finally announced.

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