Tottenham Hotspur target Hakim Ziyech is set to join Chelsea, per The Telegraph.
The report states that the Blues failed with a bid for the 26-year-old in the January transfer window but that an agreement has now been reached with Ajax that will see them pay £38m for his signature.
Spurs, The Telegraph states, had shown a strong interest in signing the Morocco international but their London rivals have stolen a march on them in recent days.
Indeed, a deal could be announced by both clubs this week, with Manchester United also beaten to the punch by Frank Lampard’s side.
Ziyech would have been an incredible signing for Spurs.
Of course, they have strengthened their attacking midfield ranks with the signings of Bergwijn and the permanent deal to secure Giovani Lo Celso.
However, a top club can never have too many exceptional players and Ziyech is certainly that.
This season, already, he has scored eight goals in all competitions and registered a staggering 21 assists.
Throughout his time at Ajax, he has made 159 appearances for the club, scoring 48 goals and providing 82 assists. That is 130 goal involvements, or an involvement every 0.8 games.
That is an astonishing rate and he would undoubtedly have improved the club’s forward line; he can play on the right, in attacking midfield or even on the left.
Spurs have missed out on a major talent, here.