Ajax have confirmed that they’ve agreed a deal to promote winger Hakim Ziyech to Chelsea in the summertime.
The Blues had pursued Ziyech throughout January, however discovered that the Eredivisie facet had been unwilling to promote till the top of the season.
Negotiations continued after the closure of the winter window and an settlement was reached on Wednesday, with each golf equipment now taking to their official web sites to verify that the Moroccan will transfer to Stamford Bridge in the summertime.
The deal is value an preliminary €40m, however can rise to €44m via a variety of variables and add-ons.
Chelsea had the right probability to scout Ziyech earlier within the season when the 2 sides met within the Champions League. Throughout the 4-Four draw at Stamford Bridge, he completed with three assists and utterly dominated the sport, and Chelsea had been clearly impressed.
It was a continuation of the shape which he had proven final season, which noticed him star towards the likes of Actual Madrid and Juventus en path to the Champions League semi-finals.
Plenty of sides throughout Europe had been eager on Ziyech, however Chelsea have gained the race for his signature to make him their first senior signing because the switch ban was lifted in late 2019.
Having spent his current profession as a winger, Ziyech is seen as a substitute for Pedro, who is predicted to stroll away from Stamford Bridge when his contract expires on the finish of the season.
Nevertheless, he’s additionally comfy in a central function and can give Frank Lampard one other choice to play in behind striker Tammy Abraham subsequent season.
Alongside Ziyech, the Blues stay enthusiastic about re-signing Jérémie Boga from Sassuolo, whereas hyperlinks to Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho refuse to vanish, regardless of intense competitors from Manchester United.
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