Chelsea edge closer to £ 90 m summer deal for Ajax star Hakim Ziyech as Frank Lampard orders them to ‘immediately complete’ transfer and seal the first signing of his reign
- ) Chelsea are closing in on an agreement with Ajax for forward Hakim Ziyech
- Reports say Frank Lampard wants Chelsea to ‘immediately complete’ a move
- Ziyech has faced Chelsea twice this season in the Champions League with Ajax
(Published: 10: (EST,) February
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After a campaign of signing no-one, Chelsea are set to buy their first player of the Frank Lampard era for next season as they close in on a deal for Ajax forward Hakim Ziyech.
The two clubs have agreed a £ (million fee for the in-demand) – year-old and, according to (De Telegraaf , Ziyech is only in talks with Chelsea. (A A rep ort in the Dutch publication also states that Lampard instructed Chelsea to ‘immediately complete’ a move for Ziyech as he plans to reinforce his attacking options for next season. Chelsea have agreed a £ 40 million fee with Ajax for Hakim Ziyech to join them in the summer
De Telegraaf claim Frank Lampard has instructed Chelsea to ‘immediately complete’ a move
Chelsea will know Ziyech well having come up against him and Ajax in the Champions League group stage earlier this season.
The first match in Amsterdam saw Chelsea win 1-0 with the reverse fixture ending 4-4 - with Ziyech starting both matches.
The west London outfit have held an interest in Ziyech for a wh ile – he has also caught the eye of London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham too.
The Morocco international has scored nine goals across 28 Eredivise and Champions League games combined.
In four seasons with the Dutch giants, Ziyech has won the Eredivisie and Dutch Cup.
Chelsea are currently fourth in the Premier League table but are only two points above fifth-placed Sheffield United , with a game in hand.
He has scored nine goals across Dutch Eredivise and Champions League games combined