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After Tomori and Giroud, AC Milan linked with a third Chelsea player

AC Milan are being linked with a third Chelsea player after following enquiries into Fikayo Tomori and Olivier Giroud by expressing an interest in signing Hakim Ziyech.

Milan are making moves to strengthen their squad as the club prepare to return to the Champions League for the first time since the 2013/14 campaign next season, with the Rossoneri interested in signing a trio of players from Stamford Bridge.

 

The Italian giants signed defender Tomori on loan during the winter window with the one-cap England international impressing over the second half of the campaign, the club expected to trigger a £25m clause to make the move permanent.

Milan are also understood to be contemplating a move for Giroud, who despite confirmation that Chelsea have extended the veteran’s contract continues to be linked with a summer exit.

The France international spoke openly on his future this week and admitted he could still leave, with the 34-year-old complimentary of Milan amid rumoured interest from Italy.

According to Sky Sports Italia, Milan are now considering a move for a third Chelsea player with Hakim Ziyech understood to be on the club’s radar as manager Stefano Pioli seeks to add more creativity to his side.

Hakan Calhanoglu is expected to leave the club on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of this month with Manchester United and Arsenal linked, and Ziyech represents a potential option to replace the Turkey international.

The 28-year-old signed for Chelsea in a £37m deal from Ajax last summer but started just 15 league games during his debut season in the Premier League, scoring twice and providing three assists.

The Moroccan struggled to win favour following Thomas Tuchel’s arrival in January and could be allowed to depart should the west Londoners receive a significant offer.

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