Chelsea expected to sign Hakim Ziyech in summer

Chelsea expected to sign Hakim Ziyech in summer

Chelsea expected to sign Hakim Ziyech in summer

Having played against Ajax home and away in Group H of the Champions League earlier this term, the Blues boss has watched Ziyech closely.

"Yeah, he is going to travel with us".

Interestingly, Ziyech actually once named Arsenal as one of his two "dream" clubs (the other being Barcelona) in an old Twitter Q&A (Mirror). The Portuguese global is expected to feature again, and the boss will hope for a goal from the talented individual this time.

'I don't think sometimes the social media aspect helps him, ' Bent continued.

The picture then changed in October when Ajax agreed a one-year extension with Ziyech.

The west London club saw their Federation Internationale de Football Association transfer ban lifted on appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) one window early, but were unable to capitalise by making any mid-season recruits in January.

Darren Bent believes Paul Pogba is getting too much of the blame for Manchester United's current problems, and has urged Liverpool and Manchester City to try and sign him.

Chelsea have reached an agreement over a fee with Ajax for the signature of attacking midfielder Hakim Ziyech in the summer, according to Dutch magazine Voetbal International.

He scored a free-kick at Stamford Bridge and will bring quality from a dead-ball with him to Stamford Bridge, something the side has lacked at times this season.

Morocco worldwide Zieych has netted eight times in 29 games in all competitions for Ajax this season.

Since his switch to the Johan Cruijff ArenA, only four players can boast a higher goals return than his 38 while his sensational tally of 51 Eredivisie assists is 16 better than the 35 of Steven Berghuis, the next highest on the list.

Ajax is known for selling home-grown talent to richer European clubs. However, the Blues slowly came back strong in the later weeks and since have taken control of the fourth Champions League spot.

Odion Ighalo spent nearly two seasons at Watford where he was impressive and till today, the club's fans hold him in high esteem.

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