Struggling to live up to the expectations placed on his shoulders by his €40m price tag, Hakim Ziyech is already rumoured to be on his way out from Chelsea.

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.

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