Moroccan midfielder Hakim Ziyech wants to leave Chelsea for AC Milan in January.
The winger, whose was Frank Lampard’s first signing as Chelsea manager found first team opportunities under Thomas Tuchel, but hoped things might improve under his successor Graham Potter.
But with just brief appearances in both the Champions League and the Premier League to date, and a failure to score in either competition, he is becomingly increasingly frustrated.
Ziyech will not be going to the World Cup with Morocco because of his poor relationship with coach Vahid Hallihodzić, Despite being one of the best available to him, Hallihodzić refuses to pick him, saying that he unbalances the group.
Milan reportedly made contact about the player in the summer, and their interest has not gone away.
The former Ajax man is reportedly open to the idea, whilst the close relationship between Tod Boehly and Gerry Cardinale, now in charge of the Serie A club, would help facilitate matters,
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