Chelsea given green light to sign €20m-rated Serie A midfielder


Chelsea and Juventus might be involved in a deal that could see Hakim Ziyech and Adrien Rabiot swap teams. The 27-year-old midfielder has been arguably Bianconeri’s best footballer in the middle of the park this campaign. With four goals, Rabiot is joint second in the Old Lady goalscorers list this campaign, just behind Vlahovic.

His deal at the Allianz Stadium is up at the end of the current campaign, and there are no developments yet on him penning an extension. While Allegri certainly rates Adrien, his future in Turin is far from assured. With Ziyech also on the market, there could be a chance for Chelsea and Juventus to mutually benefit.

Hakim has struggled to adapt to life at Chelsea, and little has changed following the arrival of Graham Potter. Signing France international would give the Blues a proven footballer with much experience at the top level. However, his major flaw remains inconsistency in his displays over the last few years.

The move to Juventus has failed to see him build upon the potential shown while at PSG, and the French midfielder will have little leeway to be a passenger at the London club.

With Kante and Jorginho’s deals being up next summer, Chelsea will need to bring in central midfielders who can perform from the word go. While the Frenchman can make up the numbers, it is questionable if he can put in a consistent shift week-in, week-out.