Chelsea Set to Sell Top African Footballer to AC Milan to Make Space for Raheem Sterling

Chelsea Set to Sell Top African Footballer to AC Milan to Make Space for Raheem Sterling

  • Chelsea are looking to offload Hakim Ziyech this summer to make room for Raheem Sterling
  • Sterling, who has fallen out of favour at the Etihad, is projected to join the Blues this summer
  • His arrival could see Ziyech pushed out, with the Moroccan winger now linked with a move to AC Milan
  • The former Ajax star has struggled to secure a regular starting spot at Stamford Bridge since he arrived two years ago

Chelsea are reportedly expected to agree a transfer deal with AC Milan to sell forward Hakim Ziyech to the Serie A giants.

The move is said to be aimed at making space for Manchester City forward, Raheem Sterling, who has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.

Hakim Ziyech, UEFA Super Cup, Chelsea FC, Villarreal, Windsor Park. Photo by Darren Walsh.
Hakim Ziyech celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Super Cup 2021 match between Chelsea FC and Villarreal at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park. Photo by Darren Walsh.
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According to Metro UK, the Blues are keen to strengthen their attack line ahead of the 2022/23 season, especially after the departure of club-record signing Romelu Lukaku, who was sent back to former club Inter Milan on loan.

The publication claims the London-based Premier League club have since shortlisted Sterling on their summer transfer wishlist, with City open to parting ways with the Englishman after securing deals for Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez.

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Chelsea to sanction Hakim Ziyech's departure to make room for Raheem Sterling

In order to accommodate Sterling, Chelsea are said to have commenced plans to offload Ziyech in the coming days.

The Daily Mail reports that the west Londoners are confident of securing a deal with AC Milan over the transfer of the Moroccan.

Ziyech has seen his fortunes at Stamford Bridge plummet in recent months after failing to nail a regular starting role at the club.

The former Ajax star has managed just 46 Premier League appearances since he arrived from the Dutch club two years ago, scoring a paltry six goals in the process.

Chelsea star unwilling to leave Stamford Bridge

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic has reportedly informed the club that he has no desire to leave despite the Blues' attempts to sell him this summer.

The Blues are looking to offload Christian Pulisic after they reportedly included him in a deal involving Juve's Matthijs de Ligt.

However, the former Borussia Dortmund star is said to be unwilling to quit Stamford Bridge and has told Chelsea chiefs as much.

Pulisic endured a frustrating season last term as Thomas Tuchel limited him to just 13 Premier League appearances.

Source: Sports Brief News