Report: Club pull out of deal for £33m Chelsea attacker, he was previously a ‘hot name’

Reports from Italy suggest that AC Milan have pulled out of a deal to sign Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech this summer.

According to Tutto Mercato, the Serie A side have ended their interest in the 29-year-old despite being strongly linked with signing him throughout the summer.

Being Frank Lampard’s first signing as Chelsea manager, Ziyech joined the club for around £33m from Ajax, expected to bring his wizardry on the ball to get the Blues firing in the Premier League again.

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Although they have won the Champions League in his time at Stamford Bridge, things have certainly not worked out for the Moroccan so far.

He has struggled to establish himself as a starter under current boss Thomas Tuchel, potentially pushing him to want to leave the club in order to secure more gametime.

Milan pull out of Ziyech deal

This is where he will have been hoping Milan would come in, with them reportedly being interested in more likely a loan move for the attacker.

However, Tutto Mercato have claimed despite showing interest and him being a ‘hot name’ on their shortlist, the Serie A champions are now pulling out of a deal that looked set to be on the cards.

With no other clubs openly interested in a deal for Ziyech, it is difficult to see him getting his move away from West London if Milan are indeed no longer interested.

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Raheem Sterling’s signing for Chelsea has made things even more difficult for the current crop of attackers to state their claim, with him likely to lock off one of the three attacking roles for the upcoming campaign.

This has already seen the end of Timo Werner’s Chelsea career, with him re-joining Bundesliga side RB Leipzig.

While Ziyech has shown glimpses of his amazing talent, his time at Stamford Bridge has undoubtedly been a disappointment, with a move seemingly better for all parties at this moment.

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