Chelsea ready to cut their losses and offload Hakim Ziyech – Talk Chelsea

    Once hailed as “The Wizard” by adoring Ajax fans, Chelsea made a significant
    investment back in 2020 to secure the services of Hakim Ziyech, although it now seems
    he is considered surplus to requirements for manager Thomas Tuchel. As the player
    seeks to reboot his career elsewhere, numerous rumours have emerged about potential

    Amongst the leading candidates right now are the reigning Serie A champions AC
    Milan, although there is also said to be some considerable interest amongst Premier
    League clubs, most notably at Leeds United. Another club that has been linked is
    Manchester United, albeit mostly because they are currently led by former Ajax boss
    Erik ten Hag, who coached great performances from Ziyech at the Dutch club prior to
    his arrival at Chelsea.

    As is often the case, one transfer deal can frequently cause a domino effect in the
    market, which certainly makes things all the more interesting for those who bet on
    potential player transfers. Some might even base their wagering on prediction models
    like Poisson Distribution, which is quite a complex system covered by SBO recently, as
    part of their series of detailed guides looking at different betting systems used by

    Were we to back a move anywhere this summer for Ziyech, chances are that Leeds
    United would seem the club most likely to turn their enquiries into a firm offer. While
    the player might prefer to join a club that is competing in European competitions, the
    current options would appear to be somewhat limited. The keenest initial interest
    previously reported was from AC Milan, although that was only seen as a backup option
    for another of their targets.

    Milan have been mired in lengthy negotiations to sign Belgian sensation Charles De
    Ketelaere, yet negotiations have turned into something of a saga. Leeds United made a
    formal offer worth £33.9 million towards the end of June, matching the valuation set by
    Club Brugge, although the player immediately indicated his preference to join the
    Italians. They have eventually stumped up a bid which the Jupiler Pro League club is
    willing to accept.

    Given that De Ketelaere is now definitively out of reach for Leeds United, it seems they
    have again turned their interest towards other targets under consideration, due to their
    sporting director Victor Orta having already identified Ziyech as a potential signing.

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    The big plus for the Elland Road club is that Chelsea don’t want a massive fee,
    apparently content to let Ziyech go for around £8million or thereabouts.
    Leeds United would have every confidence they can tempt the player to join their cause,
    principally by guaranteeing Ziyech a starring role in the team led by American coach
    Jesse Marsch, who has already reinforced well during the summer. The Yorkshire club
    has already made six important signings, funded by the cash received for Kalvin
    Phillips joining Manchester City, and the deal which too Raphinha to Barcelona.

    Furthermore, given that Ziyech is able to operate wide on the right, he could also be
    regarded as the natural successor to fill the void left by Raphinha, as Leeds United have
    yet to find a suitable replacement for the role in which the Brazilian excelled. While
    selling the Moroccan so cheaply doesn’t seem to make much sense, the limited interest
    has possibly forced the hand of Chelsea, who would rather get him off their wage bill as
    quickly as they can.

    This leads us back towards the prospect of a switch to Premier League rivals
    Manchester United, who Ziyech had already rejected back in 2020, preferring a move to
    London and Chelsea instead. His form at Ajax under Erik ten Hag was truly a joy to
    behold, which means the new Red Devils boss might be interested in rekindling that
    relationship. After the Dutchman signed Ziyech, he consistently performed brilliantly in
    the Eredivisie.

    While there may be no immediate departure on the cards for Ziyech, moving on before
    the summer transfer window closes is practically a given, due to his team status having
    reduced significantly under Tuchel. The only question pending is where he will end up,
    with a move ‘up north’ the only valid escape rout from Stamford Bridge at the moment,
    either to join Leeds United or Manchester United.

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