According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea has not yet taken any steps to extend Hakim Ziyech’s contract at Stamford Bridge.
The transfer expert typed on Twitter that the Moroccan’s future “remains open” and that decisions on his term would be made after the World Cup.
Before Todd Boehly and his team can sit down with Ziyech and discuss contract issues, they might have to wait a little longer.
The 29-year-old, who was a part of his country’s historic run through the competition, is currently preparing for a semi-final at the international football competition.
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The Atlas Lions became the first African team to make it to the World Cup’s last four after receiving a red card.
Ziyech has contributed significantly to his country’s success in Qatar by outperforming what Chelsea supporters have seen in the previous two years.
It’s safe to say that since moving from Ajax to South West London in 2020, the attacker hasn’t performed up to expectations.
Injury issues, management changes, and patchy play have cast a shadow on the player’s Blues career.
Numerous reports have suggested that because of his tough journey, he would depart Cobham in January.
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As a hint that he is prepared for a new challenge outside of the Premier League, Ziyech would even take a pay cut to ensure his departure from Chelsea.