Chelsea have agreed a €45m deal to bring Ajax attacker Hakim Ziyech to the club this summer, according to sources in the Netherlands.
Mike Verweij of Telegraaf reported the news just moments ago, after days of rumours about discussions between Chelsea and the Dutch side.
He says it’s an “oral” deal, so nothing is on paper and anything can change, but it all sounds promising, should there be no major shifts on either side.
Morocco international Ziyech was superb as Ajax reached the Champions League semi finals last season, and obviously convinced our scouts further this season in the competition as we faced them twice in the group stage.
Chelsea is currently fourth in the Premier League and that place at the end of the season is good for participating in the million ball.
The London club can also win the Champions League this year and that is also good for a ticket.
Earlier this season, Ziyech played with Ajax against Chelsea in the group stage of the Champions League. The English won 0-1 in Amsterdam and the crazy duel in London ended in 4-4. Ziyech then scored once.