AC Milan are among the clubs considering a move for Chelsea outcast Hakim Ziyech in the January transfer window.
According to Calciomercato, AC Milan are set for a busy January ahead as the club looks to address multiple problems areas, including the creative department. One of the players emerging as a potential target for the Rossoneri is Hakim Ziyech.
The Chelsea star has endured a difficult time at Stamford Bridge since joining the club last year. With just ten Premier League appearances in the new season, the playmaker has fallen behind the likes of Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, and even Callum Hudson-Odoi in the pecking order.
It has led to speculations over his long-term future at Chelsea, with the player himself reportedly keen on moving elsewhere in search of regular game-time. The rumours regarding his potential exit have been further fueled by the fact that the Blues are already in the market for further attacking reinforcements.
Indeed, the reigning European champions are among the clubs in contention to sign Lautaro Martinez, while Angers starlet Mohamed-Ali Cho could be an option in the upcoming January transfer window. The potential addition of a new attacker could seal the fate of Ziyech, with AC Milan prepared to secure his services.
The Rossoneri have had another impressive start to the season under Stefano Pioli. But they have lately started to show some weaknesses, having secured only two league wins in their last seven matches. The defence, in particular, has struggled, which is why Milan are already in the market for Chelsea’s Malang Sarr.
However, the poor form of Brahim Diaz, coupled with Hakan Calhanoglu’s summer move to Inter Milan, have also contributed to their rough patch. As a result, the Serie A giants are eyeing a move for Ziyech, whose versatility in the attack, along with his dribbling and creative prowess, can add another dimension to Milan’s offensive unit.
That said, the report suggests Ziyech remains a difficult target for the Italians due to the stiff competition from Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund. Chelsea themselves are unlikely to sanction a January exit for the Moroccan international, as Thomas Tuchel may have fears over a lack of depth in the offensive unit, especially amid uncertainties over the future of Barcelona target Christian Pulisic.