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Chelsea agree fee with Ajax for Ziyech

Chelsea agree fee with Ajax for Ziyech

Chelsea have reached an agreement with Ajax to sign Moroccan winger Hakim Ziyech this summer the BBC reports.

The 26 year old has been a rumoured target for the Blues, Arsenal and Tottenham in transfer windows gone by, but reports broke on Wednesday that the Blues were in advanced talks for the 26-year-old.

Ajax were unwilling to sell the Morocco international in the transfer window as they chase the Eredevisie title.

Ziyech is Frank Lampard’s first signing since the Blue’s 2 year transfer ban was lifted.

Ajax have confirmed they have accepted a fee of 40m euros (£33.3m) – potentially rising to 44m euros (£36.6m) – with the move subject to Ziyech agreeing personal terms.

Ziyech contributed to an Ajax goal against Chelsea in the 4-4 draw in their Champions League group game in November.

The winger’s free-kick from near the corner flag curled over Kepa Arrizabalaga’s head and hit the far post before rebounding in off the Chelsea goalkeeper for an own goal.

An African football Journalist based in the town of Kabwe, Zambia. Kelvin is a former Media Officer at Kabwe Warriors FC, a professional team that plays in the Zambian Super Division. He worked there for three years. He is also a freelance Photographer and Graphic designer. A co-presenter of a Sports Show on Power FM local radio station in Kabwe.

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