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Breaking; Chelsea identifies potential Hakim Ziyech replacement



Hakim Ziyech
Hakim Ziyech on the move (photo by Getty images)

Breaking; Chelsea identifies potential Hakim Ziyech replacement

According to reports from Daily Star, the blues are said to be open to let go of Hakim Ziyech.

Napoli are said to be the club keen to sign him alongside a few others. The Blues have also identified James Maddison as his replacement in case he leaves.

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Ziyech arrived at Chelsea only last summer from Dutch champions AFC Ajax. After a bright start to life in Stamford bridge, things hit rough terrain for the Ziyech after struggling with injuries in his debut season.

Even when he has been fit, Ziyech wasn’t favoured a great deal by manager Thomas Tuchel.

As a result, the 28-year-old ended his debut Premier League season with just 23 appearances (15 starts), in which he managed a return of two goals and three assists.

Now, Thomas Tuchel has hinted that Ziyech may be let go in what will be a ‘hard decision’.

Italian side Napoli are said to be interested in signing the midfielder while there is also interest from other clubs.

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Chelsea have already started making preparations for a possible exit, lining up James Maddison as areplacement.