Ajax confirms Ziyech's departure to Chelsea

Hakim Ziyech's mooted switch to Chelsea from the 2020-21 campaign has been confirmed by his club Ajax, with a fee that could rise to €44m.

Hakim Ziyech is expected to sign a five year contract with Chelsea.   -  Getty Images

Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech will join Chelsea at the end of this season in a deal that could be worth up to €44 million (£36.7m), the Eredivisie champion has confirmed.

Chelsea will pay an initial €40m for the Morocco international, with the remainder of the fee dependent upon unspecified "variables".

The Premier League club announced the deal remains subject to the agreement of personal terms with Ziyech, who will remain with Ajax until the conclusion of the 2019-20 campaign.

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