AC Milan are looking at Chelsea attacker Hakim Ziyech to replace the Turkey international Hakan Calhanoglu, who signed for Inter Milan until June 2024 as a free agent, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.
The Moroccan winger joined the Blues camp in the summer of 2020 but has failed to become a regular at the club. The star was mostly on the bench this campaign as he made just 15 Premier League starts for Chelsea.
Hakim was also an unused substitute in the club’s biggest game of the season – the UEFA Champions League final versus Manchester City, which the west Londoners won 1-0 via a Kai Havertz goal.
But that does not mean that Ziyech is not useful for the team. Hakim made prominent appearances over the course of the campaign and it must be kept in mind that this is his first full term with the club.
Tuchel acknowledged that Hakim had to ‘suffer’ under him earlier in 2021. Speaking in February, the German addressed that it was a tough decision to not accord a lot of starts to the ex-Ajax star.
“It is my fault, it is my decision. For Hakim and some other players here are hard decisions to make, it is a good thing because it means we have quality. There are some decisions for other players that means Hakim suffers at the moment.”