Chelsea set for Hakim Ziyech swap deal for Barcelona star

January 22nd, 2023 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Chelsea are willing to complete a blockbuster swap deal with Barcelona that would see Hakim Ziyech finally leave the Premier League club, according to reports in Spain.

The Blues want to sign Franck Kessie from the La Liga outfit and are ‘open’ to a player-exchange agreement.

Once again, Barca need to sell before they can buy due to their financial position. Chelsea plan to take advantage of the situation by signing midfielder Kessie.

The west Londoners want to strengthen their midfield despite elevating their spending this season to around £400m over the last few weeks. Chelsea could use the deal for Kessie to free outcast winger Ziyech from their ranks.

Barca have a long-term interest in the Morocco World Cup star and attempted to beat Chelsea to the deal that saw him move to Stamford Bridge from Ajax in 2020. La Blaugrana have since been linked with the 29-year-old in several other transfer windows.

According to Spanish publication Sport, Chelsea would be open to discussing a swap deal involving Ziyech and Kessie. Ziyech has made contact with Barca and Chelsea would be willing to make the move happen if it means they can sign Kessie in return.

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