Chelsea have set their condition to authorize the transfer of Hakim Ziyech to FC Barcelona this winter. The Moroccan international is strongly linked to a departure, since the Spanish giant came forward to enlist him during the winter transfer window. However, the English club, hesitant to let their midfielder go, want to wait and see what happens in the Champions League.
According to information from Sport, Chelsea are not yet willing to consider the idea of Hakim Ziyech joining Barcelona until his Champions League fate has been decided.
The Blues player, who is starting to regain playing time under the leadership of Thomas Tuchel, has still not been fixed on his future at Stamford Bridge.
Indeed, Chelsea do not want to sell Ziyech to Barcelona until the fate of the Spanish club in the Champions League is finalized.
Xavi’s side are set to face 2020-winning Bayern Munich next week in the final group stage game of the tournament, knowing they need to win to qualify or risk being demoted to the League. Europa. A decision on the future of the Moroccan with the Blues will therefore only be taken at the end of the group stage.
If FC Barcelona qualify, Chelsea will keep the Moroccan in its ranks, not wanting to strengthen the workforce of a rival for the Champions League title.
In recent weeks, the former star of Ajax Amsterdam has regained form, and the confidence of the German technician, to the delight of London fans.
Ziyech also offered his first goal of the season in the Premier League against Watford (1-2), on behalf of the 14th day of the English football championship. Ten minutes after coming into play, the Atlas Lion scored the goal (72 ‘) which sealed the outcome of the match in favor of Chelsea.