Ajax attacking midfielder Hakim Ziyech is ready to maneuver to Chelsea in the summertime after the golf equipment agreed to a deal in precept, a Dutch newspaper reported Wednesday.
The day by day tabloid De Telegraaf mentioned the Amsterdam powerhouse and the London membership had agreed on a charge believed to be round 45 million euros ($50 million) for the 26-year-old Dutch-born Moroccan.
“Ajax’s administration reached an oral settlement over the previous 24 hours with the highest London membership for the Moroccan attacker to make the swap in the summertime,” the newspaper mentioned.
Chelsea supervisor Frank Lampard believed Ziyech “is a prime participant and such a necessary reinforcement to his 11 that he gave the membership directions to have a deal executed earlier than the summer time,” De Telegraaf mentioned.
Golf equipment can agree and signal transfers outdoors the English Premier League’s January switch window, however gamers is probably not registered with new golf equipment till it opens once more in the summertime.
Ajax declined to touch upon the report.
“As at all times we are able to’t touch upon rumours. Any information will likely be reported via the official Ajax channels,” an Ajax spokesman advised AFP.
Ajax is understood for promoting home-grown expertise to richer European golf equipment. After final season, they bought Matthijs de Ligt to Juventus and Frenkie de Jong to Barcelona.
De Telegraaf mentioned the possibility to play Champions League soccer at Chelsea was “an vital situation” for Ziyech, who has scored a complete of 47 targets in 157 appearances for Ajax.
Ajax reached the semi-final of the competitors final 12 months, however this season they had been eradicated within the group stage, partly as a result of they misplaced at residence to Chelsea and later threw away a three-goal lead at Stamford Bridge.
The highest two finishers within the Dutch league qualify annually and Ajax are prime, 10 factors away from third-place Willem II.
Chelsea are fourth within the Premier League, which might earn a Champions League spot, however their poor type has allowed a chasing pack of 5 golf equipment to shut in.
They’re nonetheless on this season’s Champions League and will qualify for subsequent season by successful it.
Till Ziyech formally indicators a contract “the door was nonetheless barely ajar for different prime golf equipment”, however Ajax didn’t need a cope with every other membership, De Telegraaf mentioned.
Ziyech joined Ajax in 2016 from fellow Eredivisie membership FC Twente for a charge of 11 million euros.