Chelsea braced for AC Milan interest in Hakim Ziyech and Armando Broja in January transfer window

Chelsea braced for AC Milan interest in Hakim Ziyech and Armando Broja in January transfer window

AC Milan have reignited their interest in Hakim Ziyech and are exploring a loan move for the Chelsea winger in January.

Ziyech has made just two starts for Chelsea this season and wants to leave Stamford Bridge. Milan are interested in a six-month loan deal with an option to buy the 29-year-old next summer.

Ziyech, who joined Chelsea from Ajax in a £33.6million deal in 2020, is currently at the World Cup with Morocco and will decide his future after the tournament in Qatar.

Milan were interested in a move for Ziyech last summer after his close friend Romelu Lukaku had recommended him to the Serie A side, who instead signed Charles De Ketelaere.

Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech will decide his club future after the World Cup with Morocco (Getty Images)
Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech will decide his club future after the World Cup with Morocco (Getty Images)

Ahead of the January transfer window, Milan have rekindled their interest in Ziyech after losing Alexis Saelemaekers to a long-term knee injury.

Milan are also interested in Chelsea striker Armando Broja but the Blues will refuse any offers for the Albania international, who does not want to leave.

Meanwhile, the Blues have moved to sign RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku and are confident of sealing a £50m deal for the 25-year-old next summer.