Revealed: Why Lampard’s top target will join Chelsea in the summer instead of January

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According to Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol, the Blues worked hard to sign Ajax star Hakim Ziyech during the January transfer window but faced a stumbling block.

Despite Ziyech’s willingness to join Chelsea in January, Ajax insisted on keeping him because they’re top of the Dutch first division, they’re in the Dutch Cup and they’re in the Europa League

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Kaveh Solhekol told Sky Sports: “The player himself wants to sign for Chelsea. He was one of Frank Lampard’s top targets last month.

“Chelsea worked very, very hard to sign him in the January transfer window, but unfortunately Ajax insisted on keeping him because they’re top of the Dutch first division, they’re in the Dutch Cup and they’re in the Europa League.

“They didn’t want to sell him until the summer.”

Ziyech has agreed a five year contract with the club and will join Chelsea at the end of the season.

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