Chelsea makes final transfer decision on Ziyech, as Blues determined to agree new deal for £300,000 a-week star

Chelsea have made a transfer decision on Hakim Ziyech with Italian club AC Milan keen on signing the Moroccan international.

Ziyech was a key player for the Blues under former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard but has dropped down the pecking order under Thomas Tuchel.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea are not considering selling Ziyech at the moment.

“There’s nothing advanced [between AC Milan and Chelsea] for Hakim Ziyech and Chelsea are not selling him,” Fabrizio Romano said on the Here We Go podcast as quoted by the Sports Review.

“Although I see around Italy [news outlets] are saying, loan with a buy option, at the moment, Chelsea are not considering selling him.”

Blues determined to agree new deal for £300,000 a-week star

Chelsea will reportedly open contract talks with French midfielder N’Golo Kante over a potential new deal ‘in the coming months’.

The 30-year-old’s future at the West London club was called into question last summer, however, he ultimately stayed with the Premier League giants and enjoyed another fine season, playing 48 games in all competitions in 2020-21.

Kante only has two years left to run on his current contract with Thomas Tuchel’s side, however, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the European Cup defending champions are planning to open contract talks with the World Cup winning midfielder in the next few months.

Romano reports that there were two offers for the France international during last summer’s transfer window, however, he wanted to stay with the London club.

As a result, the Blues are now keen to ‘reward’ the two-time Premier League winner, who is currently representing his national team at this summer’s European Championship.

Kante has played 218 games for the west London club since arriving from Leicester City in 2016.