The Moroccan international is set to join the Blues on July 1 from Ajax
The footballing world has been thrown into more chaos today after it was announced that the Premier League and FA would suspend any football due to the coronavirus crisis.
There will be no matches until at least April 4, with the Blues scheduled to play their next match against West Ham at the London Stadium after the international break.
That means the Premier League will be looking at the best ways to finish off the season, as is the case with domestic leagues around Europe.
However, there are several implications which could disrupt that, with one of them being the contract situation of several players. For example, Willian, Pedro and Olivier Giroud all have deals which run out on June 30.
According to football london, the player contract situation will represent a “nightmare” and present clubs with “very difficult” decisions.
But Chelsea have already made one big signing to arrive in the summer, with a deal for Hakim Ziyech having already been agreed. The Moroccan is set to join the Blues from Ajax on July 1, however the Eredivisie season could also creep into July as well.
So what would that mean for the deal?
It’s likely that transfers such as Ziyech’s move from Ajax to Chelsea will go ahead as scheduled but there also remains a possibility that Fifa, Uefa and the major leagues could seek to make emergency changes to transfer window dates.
The transfer windows could well change if the long-term footballing schedule is moved dramatically. But for now, the Ziyech transfer is set to go ahead as planned this summer.