AC Milan have turned up the heat in their pursuit of Hakim Ziyech following their successful swoop for ex-Blues frontman Olivier Giroud.
The Serie A side are eyeing a temporary deal for the Chelsea forward as a less pricey option than their other targets, according to Calciomercato.
Ziyech, 28, has been heavily linked with a Milan move with reports in Italy claiming the Blues star is a dream target for Stefano Pioli’s side.
The attacking midfielder, who sealed a £36.7million move to Stamford Bridge from Ajax in July 2020, is thought to have fallen down the pecking order at Chelsea.
With Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz, Mason Mount and Timo Werner thought to be ahead of the forward, reports claim opportunities for him could be limited next season.
Chelsea are, according to The Sun, thought to have warm relations with Milan following the two giants reaching an agreement over Olivier Giroud’s £2million move to the San Siro from Stamford Bridge.
Italian football outlet Calciomercato claims the Serie A side hope to seal a loan move for Ziyech, who netted six goals in 39 appearances across all competitions for the Blues last term.
And it is thought Barcelona’s Coutinho and Real Madrid winger Isco are also on the San Siro’s giants transfer giant’s wish list.