Ziyech tells Chelsea board he wants to leave Stamford Bridge

Hakim Ziyech, Chelsea winger, is said to have told the club’s board that he wants to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sport Witness), Ziyech has “little connection” with Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel and has requested a move away from the Blues to give his career “new impetus.”

The Moroccan, who has struggled to establish himself as a consistent performer since joining Chelsea, is said to be “following in the footsteps” of his now-former teammate Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku returned to Inter Milan on loan from Chelsea during the current transfer window, having joined the west London club from the Serie A giants only last summer.

Meanwhile, AC Milan is said to be one of the clubs interested in assisting Ziyech in leaving Chelsea.

The Rossoneri have agreed to hold talks with Chelsea. However, Ziyech’s salary demands could stymie a potential transfer.

The former Ajax star is under contract with Chelsea until the summer of 2025.

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