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“It’s hard to say” Chelsea outcast admits January exit is possible but remains coy on future

The Blues could be losing a talented attacker this winter


Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech has refused to rule out a move away from Stamford Bridge this January as he looks to revitalise his stuttering career.

The Moroccan forward, who joined the Blues in the Summer of 2020, has made 92 appearances for the club but most of those have been from the substitutes bench, with the £35m Ajax import never having nailed down a place in Thomas Tuchel’s first choice XI while in west London.

And, with just 14 goals and 10 assists to his name since arriving on English shores, it is easy to see why, and the 29-year-old has managed just 32 Premier League minutes since Graham Potter took over at the beginning of September, suggesting that his new boss is not too keen on giving him a chance to shine either.

Now, speaking to Portuguese outlet NOS, the Moroccan was asked about his future, and though he didn’t confirm he would be leaving, he didn’t exactly shut the door to a departure either, instead suggesting that it was all still up in the air.

“It’s hard to say, difficult to say. We don’t know what will happen in the winter”, he explained, before adding:“It’s football, so it’s difficult to say”

AC Milan have been rumoured to be keen on signing Ziyech, though their aim appeared to be on an initial loan move with an option to buy the player should he return to his Ajax form for the reigning Serie A champions.

Keen in the summer, it remains unclear as to whether the Italian giants will return in January for the Moroccan, but given how little game time seems to be on the cards at Stamford Bridge, he might be hoping that they do.

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