February 02, (THEWILL) – Chelsea have given midfielder Hakim Ziyech the permission to explore a potential move away from the club.
THEWILL recalls that a deadline day switch for Ziyech to Paris Saint-Germain failed due to a number of reasons, including technical issues and accusations of inexcusable mistakes made by the Stamford Bridge club.
Although the transfer window in Europe’s major leagues is now closed, sources have confirmed that Ziyech has been given permission to talk to interested clubs, who could still sign him for the remainder of the season to assuage him for the mistakes around his move to the French capital. He has received interest from Turkish and UAE clubs, but it is unclear whether he would be interested in making a move.
Chelsea manager, Graham Potter, was asked about Ziyech in Thursday’s press conference and stated that he expects the 29-year-old to remain committed to Chelsea for the rest of the season. He said: “He’s back in the country and he trained this morning. These stories won’t be the first or last, but he is a professional player and understands the situation.
“He is committed to us and is available for the squad for the game [against Fulham]. He’ll be an important player for us for the rest of the season.”