Report: Graham Potter prepared to sell one Chelsea player in January, Tuchel rejected £21m bid

Reports have claimed that Graham Potter is prepared to sell Hakim Ziyech this January.

According to Football London, the Blues are prepared to part ways with the attacker if a suitable bid comes in.

Ziyech was the subject of a lot of interest over the summer, with mostly teams from abroad looking to bring him in.

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There was intrigue in both a loan and permanent deal. Ajax in particular were keen on a reunion with their former star.

However, the Blues priced them out of a deal, and he stayed at Stamford Bridge.

This is despite seemingly falling out with then manager Thomas Tuchel to the point where it looked best for all parties that he moved away.

Potter happy to sell Ziyech

Football London have claimed that the German rejected a bid from AC Milan for his player, with it in the region of £21m.The report goes on to say that the Serie A champions may be in for him again in January. It also claims that Potter is not against the deal happening.

While it may have been expected that a new manager could have been the rebirth of Ziyech at Chelsea, it so far appears to not have occurred.

He is yet to score for the club since the managerial change, and hardly gets the best reaction from the Stamford Bridge faithful when he is subbed on in games.

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Supporters are always far more excited to see the introduction of young players off the bench as apposed to the former Ajax man.

The likes of Carney Chukwuemeka and Armando Broja are always greeted with big cheers, with there being a general consensus that fans want to see the pair of them more.

Despite a number of big goals, particularly two against Manchester City a few seasons ago, it will end up being a disappointing spell in Blue for the Moroccan.

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