Chelsea set Hakim Ziyech price-tag with Roma keen

After coming to terms with Premier League side Bournemouth for wantaway attacking midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, Roma have now identified Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech as a potential replacement for the Italian’s position in the team. 

According to a report from Gianluca di Marzio, the Blues are expected to demand €20 million from potential suitors for the Moroccan winger. Chelsea cannot give their player on loan as they have exhausted all the slots by regulation, and so Ziyech’s transfer would be a permanent one. 

The 29-year-old’s profile meets perfectly with the one Roma is looking for and Ziyech is known for his versatile abilities to operate from a number of attacking positions. The Giallorossi have reportedly established contacts with Ziyech’s agents to test the waters before sending an official bid to Chelsea. 

The player’s current salary of around €6.5 million per season is expected to be a problem for Roma, considering their financial situation but Jose Mourinho knows that it would be a massive boost for his side if they can land the Moroccan. 

Meanwhile, Milan seems to have been in the race a few days ago for Ziyech but the Rossoneri management are only looking for loan options in the market. 


Trambak Bhattacherjee | GIFN

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