Hakim Ziyech earns almost twice Milan’s salary limit

Hakim Ziyech’s future at Chelsea is increasingly in question, especially in Italy where rumours are bubbling up daily about his future.

They seem convinced that Chelsea would be willing to listen to offers on the Moroccan, although any deal will be difficult to organise for various reasons.

As pointed out in the Gazzetta dello Sport, translated by Sport Witness, Ziyech’s wages of €7m per year is almost twice Milan’s ceiling of €4m.

A loan deal, with Chelsea paying a chunk of his wages, is suggested. That also makes moving the forward on just a year after signing him less embarrassing a climbdown for the Blues.

Thomas Tuchel seemed impressed by him at times, but it’s true he was well out of the picture by the end of the season. Under normal circumstances you’d be certain he gets another year to prove himself, but given Tuchel’s instant success, the club will feel empowered to back him in any way he sees fit this summer.