Revealed: Why Thomas Tuchel is stalling the transfer of Hakim Ziyech

Hakim Ziyech
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Hakim Ziyech has been linked with a move away from Chelsea this summer.

The Morocco international remains eager to leave Chelsea this month, and has been linked with a move to AC Milan.

Even Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is eyeing up a move for Ziyech, having used him to good effect at Ajax.

However, reports have it that Ziyech’s future will not be decided until the latter stages of the transfer window.

Chelsea would only let Ziyech leave after a replacement has been signed.

Chelsea have already loaned out Romelu Lukaku, and Timo Werner is set for a move to RB Leipzig.

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has also been linked with a summer exit.

In attack, Chelsea have only signed up Raheem Sterling, and the Blues will be short of options if Ziyech leaves without a replacement.