Chelsea are in talks with AC Milan over a deal for Hakim Ziyech with Thomas Tuchel keen to revamp his squad – but the 29-year-old winger may have to take a pay cut to push the move forward
- AC Milan have long been interested in Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech
- Blues boss Thomas Tuchel open to sale if clubs can agree fee
- Tuchel wants to sign striker Raheem Sterling, two centre-backs and a full-back
Chelsea are in talks to sell Hakim Ziyech to AC Milan as they pave the way for Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling.
Milan have a long-standing interest in Ziyech and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is open to a sale if the clubs can agree on a fee, while the 29-year-old may also have to accept a reduction of salary to advance the movement.
Tuchel has spoken to Sterling that City value around £60million and want to bring him to Stamford Bridge as part of their new-look attack.
Chelsea are in talks with AC Milan over a deal for striker Hakim Ziyech (pictured above)
The 27-year-old England international is weighing his options and wants to make a decision within the next two weeks so he can start pre-season training with his new club should he leave.
City want cash back to make up for their £45million spent on Kalvin Phillips, plus an additional £40million planned for Brighton’s Marc Cucurella.
They have made a contract offer to Sterling but are also open to selling him, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus to Arsenal who will fetch £50million.
Blues manager Thomas Tuchel open to sale if clubs can agree fee this summer
Apart from Sterling, Chelsea are prioritizing two centre-backs and a full-back. Sevilla’s Jules Kounde is their primary target while talks have taken place with Juventus over a possible deal for Matthijs de Ligt.
Chelsea are ready to use players plus cash in exchange for the Netherlands international, with Germany striker Timo Werner being one of those offered. Their first proposal was rejected but further talks are planned.
Chelsea are also keen on Lens full-back Jonathan Clauss.