GdS: Milan could land Chelsea winger in cut-price deal after two important openings arrive

By Oliver Fisher -

Two important openings could facilitate Hakim Ziyech’s move from Chelsea to AC Milan in this summer transfer window, a report claims.

Today’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via PianetaMilan) offers some updates on the Ziyech situation, confirming that the Morocco international has been targeted by the Milan management for several weeks and for various reasons.

First of all, Chelsea do not consider him to be a key part of their plans moving forward and therefore could let him leave at a cut price, meaning he could join the Rossoneri for a figure of just €10m.

The obstacle to signing Ziyech has always been his €6m net per season salary which is substantially above Milan’s internal wage ceiling of €4-4.5m per year maximum (per player), but the 29-year-old is willing to take a pay cut to join Milan.

Ziyech would be one of Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara’s plans for if they do not manage to get a deal for Charles De Ketelaere done. However, if the Belgian arrives it seems unlikely that there will also be a place for the former Ajax star.

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16 Comments

  1. This situation is just ridiculous. AC Milan needs Ziyech more than De Ketelaere. He’s more experienced, and able to help improve the quality of Milan in the right flank on the short term. This priority given to that belgian confirms the strategy of the management, buy young talents and wait for their improvement. Unfortunately, this strategy will not allow as to go far in the UCL this season

  2. We need them both. They have different characteristics, all needed. I simply don’t understand why it’s one or the other.
    In an ideal world, Ziyech would be RW (it is unthinkable to have only Messias and Saele in such position) and CDK in AMC together with Adli (it is also unthinkable to have only Aldi and Diaz there).
    Both are needed urgently.

    1. I don’t think that it would be the case. After the permanent transfer of Messias, the idea was to bring one additional singing forward. I agree with you, it’s just ridiculous as a strategy, indeed we need them both given the inconsistency of Saele and Messias.

    1. Because they only care about profits not winning IMO. Don’t worry we will soon sell all of our young stars for profit as they will not accept 4.5M when they can get double or even triple (EPL) their wages in other leagues. Just a matter of time unless this wage cap is revised. Leao Tonali Tomori Mike Theo etc….all will eventually leave in time without an increase in this wage cap. It’s why Renato Sanches won’t sign. We are offering 3.2M and PSG is at 4.5M lol. Can’t blame a player for wanting his market value. Would you turn down an extra 1.3M/season over 5 years? Terrible

  3. If we get Ziyech we need to drop another player from the team, if we get CDK we don’t get to drop none, since he’s considered youth player (aka U21)

    Since we have to play every 3 days, we are trying to get a larger team. With Ziyech, we cannot do that, we need either Italy-grown or U21

    1. Maldini is on his way to Spezia, so De Kete could arrive in his place. Castielljo has already gone to Valencia so Ziyech could eventually replace him.

  4. Adli hasn’t played a single minute in an official match and people have already written him off. Insane.

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