Hakim Ziyech takes action amid Chelsea decision to offload him

Hakim Ziyech has reportedly asked a “trusted intermediary” to find potential buyers this summer.

Signed just last year, Ziyech was a regular under Frank Lampard, but has struggled for opportunities since Tuchel replaced him at the start of the year.

The former Ajax man was an unused sub for the Champions League final in Porto last month, signifying his current status within the Blues squad.

Calciomercato claim that Ziyech has been deemed transferable by Chelsea bosses, with AC Milan reported to be an interested party.

Napoli are touted as another potential destination for the winger amid claims that three European clubs have made contact with his agent.

Chelsea are said to value Ziyech at around €35m, accepting they will likely make a loss on the €44m they paid just over 12 months ago.

France president Macron throws weight behind N’Golo Kante for Ballon D’or, jokingly asks Chelsea midfielder funny question

Emmanuel Macron wants N’Golo Kante to win the Ballon D’or prize as a result of his string of sterling performances of the Chelsea midfielder.

Didier Deschamp’s men are preparing for their Euro 2020 opener against Germany on Tuesday and this week they were visited by Macron, who delivered some words of wisdom to the players and coaches as they bid to win a second trophy in a row.

The French president Macron believes Kante deserves be recognised as the best of the best after a superb season with him lifting the Champions League, with Chelsea, calling him calling him “an example” for the nation.

Macron also raved about PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe, saying he and Kante represent ‘values of effort, togetherness and loyalty’.

“N’Golo Kante is a great player, like Kylian Mbappe and he is an example,’ he told RMC Sport, via ESPN. He is an example for the youth of the country.

“When we see again the season Kante has had with his club, and I hope the Ballon d’Or too and I’m sure what he will do in this Euros.

“Him and Kylian are good people too, with values of effort and togetherness. They are loyal to the clubs where they come from. And I think it is very important for the country because sport is always bigger than just sport.”

Macron, who also joked with Kante by asking him if he “still had three lungs”, was accompanied by his wife Brigitte for his visit of the squad in Clairefontaine as he urged the squad to “go to the end” and go one further than Euro 2016 – when they lost in the final to Portugal.

“You have nothing to prove, you are very great players,’ he said. ‘But do not give up… and until the last minute.”

PSG make fresh move to beat Chelsea to Achraf Hakimi

Chelsea will need to speed up their negotiations with Achraf Hakimi, or risk losing out to PSG in the race for his services.

The Inter Milan star is one of Tuchel’s priorities this summer as he looks to build upon his Champions League winning squad.

Inter are open to selling the player, with the Italians facing financial troubles.

It was recently reported that the Blues matched PSG’s £56.1m bid for the player, although TuttoMercato report that the French side are at a more advanced stage of negotiations in regards to personal terms.

Italian journalist Enzo Bucchioni details that Hakimi has already agreed to terms on a contract that would net the Morrocan around £7m-per-year.

Ex-Blues star tells Harry Kane to accept ‘Judas’ tag by moving to Chelsea, says “Tottenham can’t give him trophies “

William Gallas feels Harry Kane should follow his lead and move across London to rivals Chelsea, even if it means being branded a ‘Judas’.

The French defender swapped Chelsea for Arsenal during his playing days, before then joining Tottenham in another controversial transfer.

Kane has the opportunity to do something similar amid interest from Chelsea, but his allegiances to Spurs could stop him making a move to Stamford Bridge.

“Harry Kane has to leave Tottenham this summer,” Gallas told Ladbrokes at the launch of their new European Championships 5-a-side Bet.

“He’s a top-class striker, and top-class strikers have to play at big, big clubs. Clubs who can win trophies. Tottenham can’t give him that.

“If he had the choice between, let’s say, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, I think he’d go abroad because he doesn’t want to offend fans,” Gallas said.

Romelu Lukaku’s agent reacts to Chelsea interest in Inter Milan striker

Romelu Lukaku’s agent Federico Pastorello has played down speculation suggesting his client could make a sensational return to Chelsea.

The Belgian striker spent three years at Stamford Bridge between 2011-14, but struggled to make an impression and was eventually sold to Everton.

He has since become one of the world’s best forwards, however, and scored a superb 24 goals in 36 appearances in Serie A this season to help fire Inter to the title.

There have been some reports claiming that Chelsea could make a move to re-sign the 28-year-old in the coming weeks.

But speaking to reporters after a meeting with Inter, Pastorello simply said: “Romelu is happy at Inter. He has a contract so there are no problems.”

Brazilian club Palmeiras tell Chelsea transfer fee for star as Blues seek replacement for Fikayo Tomori

helsea are interested in Palmeiras centre-half Gustavo Gomez, according to Paraguayan outlet La Nacion.

Another report claims that his Brazilian employers have become aware of an approach from Stamford Bridge.

Palmeiras have subsequently told Chelsea to stump up the ‘millions’ it would take to sign him. While his Transfermarkt value sits at €6million (£5.1million) his true valuation remains unclear.

The Blues are looking to strengthen their depth at centre-half following the expected departure of Fikayo Tomori to Milan, and Gomez is seen as a reliable option.

Gomez, 28, previously used to play for Milan between 2016 and 2019 before returning to South America to play for the Brazilian club.

He is a full Paraguayan international since 2013 and has made 45 appearances since then, scoring three goals.