Chelsea Outcast Coy on His Future amid Milan Links

Hakim Ziyech kept things close to the vest on his future after being quizzed about it following the World Cup opener against Croatia. The Moroccan attacker continues to see limited playing time at Chelsea despite the switch from Thomas Tuchel to Graham Potter on the bench.

He was asked whether he’d leave the Blues in January by Portuguese outlet NOS (via SportMediaset).

“It’s hard to tell, we don’t know what will happen. Such is football.”

According to Calciomercato, Milan, Tottenham, and his former team Ajax are pursuing Ziyech. The Rossoneri don’t anticipate changing their frontline in January. However, they could make an exception. They have been after him for a while but believe he could be useful.

At this stage, the Pensioners prioritize an outright sale rather than a loan with option to buy. The second formula would be the preference of the Rossoneri. In addition, the Italian club had reservations about his rich wages when they tracked him in the past.

The Scudetto winners are eyeing another Chelsea forward as well, Armando Broja. However, the London club has no intention of letting him go, not even temporarily, in the upcoming window, nor he wishes to leave, The Evening Standard informs.

Our Take on Milan and Ziyech

The links continue to linger, but it would be an atypical purchase for the Rossoneri, which generally go after youngsters with relatively low wages. While he could easily feature next to Brahim Diaz or Charles De Ketelaere, there’s no inkling about Junior Messias or Alexis Saelemaekers leaving in January to open room on the right flank. He’s more likely to head elsewhere if he does bolt.

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