Chelsea midfield pair could leave Stamford Bridge in January as club put them on loan

By | December 1, 2022

Chelsea are reportedly prepared to sell Hakim Ziyech during the winter transfer window, while the Blues are also planning to listen loan offer for Denis Zakaria.


The 25-year-old midfielder arrived at Stamford Bridge in the final moments of the summer market, with the former Monchengladbach midfielder moving to the London heavyweights from Serie A giants, Juventus.

The Switzerland international has not made a single appearance for the West London giants in any competition, though, and he was again an unused substitute against Serie A giants, AC Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Zakaria has not been in a Premier League team since his arrival, meanwhile, with a number of players ahead of him in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

Graham Potter’s side have the option to sign him on a permanent basis in the summer, however, there is allegedly no long-term future for the playmaker at the club.

According to 90min, the Blues want to terminate his loan deal in January, however, Juventus have no obligation to take him back in the middle of the season.

The report suggests that the West London giants will also be looking to sell Ziyech at the start of 2023, with AC Milan thought to be showing an interest in his services.

Ajax are also believed to be keeping a close eye on developments, with the Dutch champions keen to re-sign the player that they previously had between 2016 and 2020.

Ziyech did not make the trip to Italy for Wednesday’s Champions League match with Milan following to illness.

“Hakim is ill. Hakim has a sore throat and that is why he has not travelled,” Potter told reporters when questioned about his absence on Tuesday.

Ziyech has played five games for the Blues during the 2022-23 season, with three of those outings coming in the Premier League.

The Morocco international is down the pecking order when it comes to the attacking areas at Stamford Bridge, though, and he has allegedly been informed that he is not in Potter’s plans moving forward.