Hakim Ziyech has recently spoken of how he’s starting to enjoy life “more and more” at Chelsea this season, especially as he’s seen his involvement and importance increase amid the club’s various injury and illness issues. Not coincidently, exit rumors linking him with Barcelona or Borussia Dortmund have started to fade more and more as well.
They’re still around because we’ve got to keep the rumor mill churning and the clicks burning, but Barcelona are reportedly focused on Ferrán Torres (not sure where they’re getting the €50m from) and BVB are having second thoughts.
While BILD and Gazzetta dello Sport claim that the 28-year-old remains Dortmund’s primary January target — loan with a buy-option of course — Sport1 claim that the pretenders to Bayern’s throne have doubts about his fit with the team both in terms of playing style and personality-wise. Not that it matters because Ziyech’s happy at Stamford Bridge, and is set to stay until at least the summer, according to their report.
Hakim Ziyech has been offered to #BVB by his agents. Dortmund checked the option but a winter transfer won’t happen. The 28-yo is Plan B for Ferrán Torres at Barca. In principle, Ziyech decided with Tuchel to stay until summer at Chelsea. #CFC @SPORT1 https://t.co/etQKbsNfKW pic.twitter.com/7cSpCCJGNh— Patrick Berger (@berger_pj) December 21, 2021