PM: Faivre the favourite but Maldini senses potential loan opportunity for €38m Chelsea man

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have not given up on signing forward Hakim Ziyech from Chelsea after the intense links during the summer window, a report claims.

According to PianetaMilan, the objective of the Rossoneri is to fight for the Scudetto as long as they possibly can and in order to do so directors Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara would like to fill the gaps in the squad, with question marks surrounding the playmaker and right winger roles.

The report claims that Brest’s Romain Faivre remains the most likely option as negotiations could resume in January over a deal worth €10m plus bonuses after the discussions over the summer, but there is a more tempting opportunity.

Milan made an attempt over the summer to sign Ziyech from Chelsea Thomas Tuchel but preferred to keep him at Stamford Bridge. He has since racked up 118 minutes across three Premier League appearances and that is why Maldini and Massara are sniffing a loan opportunity.

Considering the excellent relations between the Rossoneri and the London club a paid loan cannot be ruled out and Chelsea may even cover half of his €7m net per season salary, while his valuation has fallen to around €38m which is negotiable, so an option to buy could be included.

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  1. We need Berardi. Berardi wants to leave Sassuolo and he would probably like the move. It needs to happen in the Summer even if it’s the only signing we spend money on.

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