Hakim Ziyech of Chelsea in action
Thursday Nov 18, 2021. 10:00
FC Barcelona are reportedly keen on signing both Hakim Ziyech and Cedric Bakambu in the January transfer window.
According to AS
, Ziyech is among three Chelsea players Barcelona are monitoring while Bakambu has been shortlisted as a possible short-term replacement for Sergio Aguero.
Ziyech has struggled for game time since moving to Stamford Bridge from Ajax Amsterdam in July 2020 and Borussia Dortmund have also been linked with a move for the 28-year-old playmaker in recent weeks.
The Morocco international, who could come up against Bakambu’s Democratic Republic of Congo in the 2022 FIFA World Cup play-offs next year, has started just two Premier League matches this season.
China-based Bakambu is no stranger to the Spanish LaLiga having previously enjoyed a fruitful spell at Villarreal where he scored 47 goals in 105 appearances.
Furthermore, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah continues to be linked with a move to Camp Nou with new Barca boss, Xavi, reportedly keen to work with the talented Egyptian winger.