Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech has been linked with a move to Newcastle United. Ziyech has struggled to establish himself in the Blues squad since joining from Ajax in the winter transfer window of 2020.
He has played 51 games for the London outfit so far, registering six goals and six assists. The 29-year-old winger helped Chelsea win one UEFA Champions League trophy, one UEFA Super Cup and one FIFA Club World Cup.
Hakim Ziyech has started just one game in the league this season. The former Ajax star could leave Stamford Bridge for regular game-time during the January window.
Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech linked with Newcastle United move
According to an Italian journalist, Gianluca Di Marzio, Newcastle United could make an approach to sign Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech during the January window.
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Speaking to Soccer news, he said: “After this World Cup… I do expect other Premier League teams to try with Chelsea, in terms of a loan. Newcastle, for example, which is aiming for a Champions League spot.
“Then it just depends on what the player wants, a rental period or a permanent deal. I think Ziyech is going for the latter variant so the question is which club can offer him the best project.”
The Morocco international’s current contract at Stamford Bridge will run until 2025. AC Milan and Ajax have also shown interest in signing him in recent months.
Ziyech has enjoyed a good FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign with Morocco, which has increased his chances of earning a move to a top club. The 29-year-old attacker has played six games in Qatar so far, registering one goal and one assist.
The Blues reach an agreement to sign Christopher Nkunku
According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea have reached a full agreement to sign RB Leipzig attacker Christopher Nkunku. The France international will officially join the London outfit next summer. Chelsea will pay £63 million to secure his services. A host of top European clubs also showed interest in signing him but the Blues moved fastest to secure his services.
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Nkunku has been in excellent form this season. He has scored 12 goals in 15 Bundesliga games so far. The 25-year-old attacker was part of France’s FIFA World Cup 2022. However, he missed the event with a knee ligament injury,
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