Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal in fight to sign Ajax star Hakim Ziyech

Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool have been put on red alert following the news that Ajax has slapped a €35 Million on their brilliant playmaker Hakim Ziyech.

Also reportedly interested in the 26-year-old are Roma, Everton and Leicester City as well as some unnamed European clubs, however, the two front runners are considered to be Liverpool and Arsenal.

Chelsea would have been up there with their top-six rivals but the two-window transfer ban has basically demoted them to also-rans.

Ziyech came to widespread prominence following a scintillating Champions League campaign helping Ajax to the semi-finals before they finally succumbed to Tottenham.

The Ajax director of football Marc Overmars confirmed just last month that the Moroccan midfielder will be allowed to leave in the summer, saying: “He leaves when a top club comes. He is in focus because of his achievements in the Champions League.

“Many big clubs are buzzing around him. We promised Hakim [that we would] agree to a good transfer.”

It seems that Ajax has come to the conclusion that it is best to price Ziyech at a level that will ensure a quick sale, they clearly have no desire to undergo a lengthy transfer saga this summer.

Previously the player has indicated that he would love to play for Barcelona and Arsenal saying back in 2017

“Well, I have two clubs. They are Arsenal and Barcelona . That is my ultimate dream,”

Whoever wins the race to sign him will get a player that knocked in 21 goals and 24 assists last season in all competitions for Ajax and who has proven himself on the highest stage in club football.

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