Chelsea unsettled star Ziyech linked to top Serie A clubs after 1 season at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea unsettled star Ziyech linked to top Serie A clubs after 1 season at Stamford Bridge

Akan Anwankwo
June 6, 2021 at 12:43 PM

- Hakim Ziyech not having a starting place at Stamford Bridge lead to Chelsea selling him this summer

- The 28-year-old played 15 matches in the league and managed to feature in three Champions League games

- The Moroccan international has been linked with two top Serie A sides including Napoli and AC Milan

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Hakim Ziyech could be cashed out of Stamford Bridge after failing to settle under Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel in his first season with Chelsea, Daily Mail.

The Moroccan international made a big summer money move from Ajax but has failed to nail at staring place with the west London club.

The 28-year-old made 39 appearances across all competitions scoring six goals and creating four assists.

Chelsea unsettled star Ziyech linked to top Serie A clubs after 1 season at Stamford Bridge
Hakim Ziyech has been linked to a surprise move to Napoli and AC Milan. Photo by Mathew Ashton and Chelsea FC
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Italian news media outfit Calciomercato claim Serie A clubs Napoli and AC Milan have lined up to sign Ziyech who is currently struggling under Tuchel.

He was left out in the Champions League double-header against Real Madrid and did not feature in the finals when the Blues defeated Man City.

Ziyech made 15 Premier League starts last term and appeared in three Champions League games which has raised questions over his future.

The club are understood to be interested in signing four new players and letting go of 11 others in the busy summer transfer window.

Ziyech could be among the players that would be placed on the transfer market alongside the likes of Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud.

Thiago Silva has already been handed a new one year extension at the Bridge while players like Kourt Zouma and Callum Hudson-Odoi are uncertain about their future.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Paul Pogba believes N'Golo Kante should be named winner of the 2021 Ballon d'Or after playing a major part in Chelsea's Champions League winning campaign, Sport Bible.

The France international posted a series of man-of-the-match performances enroute to the finals where they defeated Premier League rivals Man City.

The ten-year Ballon d'Or monopoly between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi was broken in 2018 by Real Madrid star Luka Modric.

However, Messi bounced back to win the accolade in 2019 beating Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk in the process.

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