‘As soon as possible’: Club now happy to sell £36m star, after claims Tottenham want to sign him - journalist
Spurs were linked with a move for Ziyech over the summer, with Toni Juanmarti reporting that Antonio Conte’s men were close to agreeing personal terms with the winger just days before the deadline.
Tottenham were in the market for attacking reinforcements late on in the window, despite the fact they had already signed Richarlison by this point.
Bryan Gil looked set to head out on loan once again but was forced to remain in north London as Spurs couldn’t secure a replacement.
It seems that they had an eye on a possible deal for Ziyech, but of course, the 29-year-old remained in west London.
The Moroccan international has only managed nine appearances for the Blues this season, with seven of them coming as a substitute. But he’s been impressive for Morocco at the World Cup and now it seems Chelsea could be ready to sell him.
Chelsea happy to sell Ziyech
Football journalist Simon Phillips has told GiveMeSport that Ziyech is actively seeking a move away from Chelsea now.
“With Ziyech, he’s wanted to leave for a while, since the summer, since Tuchel was there,” he said.
“So, that’s the big difference with the other players we’ve been speaking about.
“Ziyech has got a desire to actively leave Chelsea as soon as possible. So, Chelsea will be happy to listen to offers for him in January.”
The £36 million man has helped Morocco surprisingly top their World Cup group in Qatar, finishing above both Croatia and Belgium.
Ziyech has been an integral part of the side too, having scored once and provided one assist in their opening three games.
Football.London reported last month that Spurs are in the market for ‘quality’ cover for Dejan Kulusevski. The Swede’s recent injury really highlighted Spurs’ lack of depth in the position, as well as their reliance on him for creativity.
Ziyech would certainly fit the bill as a creative winger who could come in and push Kulusevski for a place in the Spurs side. But it would be a risky move from Spurs as Ziyech has really struggled to find his feet in the Premier League.
Yet, if the price was right and they get the player who lit up the Champions League with Ajax, it could turn out to be an inspired move from Tottenham.