Report: Club in advanced talks to sign back £100k-a-week Chelsea player

Sky: Club now enter advanced talks to sign £100k-a-week Chelsea player, he's been told he can leave

Dutch giants Ajax are reportedly in advanced talks for Chelsea attacker Hakim Ziyech.

Sky Sports journalists Kaveh Solhekol and Dharmesh Sheth have both provided an intriguing update on the 29-year-old Chelsea player’s future.

It’s understood Ajax are in “advanced talks” to sign former player Ziyech, who they actually sold to the Blues back in 2020.

The £100,000-a-week winger has reportedly been informed he’ll be able to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, albeit there’s still work to do regarding his transfer cost.

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Ajax advanced talks for Ziyech

The latest development is that the Eredivisie club are pushing ahead with attempts to bring the Chelsea star back to Amsterdam.

However, Ajax would prefer to re-sign the Moroccan trickster on loan rather than bring back on a permanent basis.

“Ajax are in advanced talks with Chelsea about re-signing Hakim Ziyech,” Kaveh Solhekol reported.

“He has been told he can leave Chelsea this summer, and I believe he would like to return to Ajax.

“It is going to be a difficult deal to do because of differences in valuation.”

Dharmesh Sheth added: “The information I was getting as well on this deal was that Chelsea want to do a permanent sale and I think Ajax actually want to do a loan for Hakim Ziyech, maybe attach an option.”

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Unfortunately, Ziyech hasn’t produced enough magical moments in Chelsea colours.

He’s a wizard at times with his close techinique and wand of a left foot, but there’s just been no consistency to his game in London for the past couple of years.

His game was far more consistent during his Ajax days, so it’s no major surprise to see them hunting his signature.

Joe Cole previously highlighted that Ziyech needs to be stronger, which is perhaps one part of his game that’s held him back from really thriving in the English game.

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