Chelsea are set to make their first transfer of the campaign with a fee agreed for Hakim Ziyech from Ajax.
The 26-year-old has impressed once again during the season with the Dutch side, and was excellent in the 4-4 draw in the Champions League match at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues are set to bring in the Morocco international for a fee of around €45million, which could impact the rest of their summer transfer business.
But it will also impact those who are already at the club? So who will be affected by the signing of Ziyech in the summer?
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Mason Mount has played a massive part of Chelsea’s campaign, having played in every game except just one this season, with that being in the Carabao Cup.
Mount has played as a left winger, on the left of the three in midfield and even in the number ten role. Basically wherever Lampard needs him to be.
However, that has started to take its toll on the 21-year-old and it’s not something that he would be able to keep up throughout an entire campaign.
Ziyech coming in would alleviate the pressure on Mount and would push him for a place in the starting XI.
With a contract running out in the summer, it was always likely that Pedro would be heading out the door on a free contract.
However, with Ziyech coming in that has all but guaranteed it, with the Spaniard not set to be in Lampard’s plans.
The 32-year-old has been a decent player for the Blues over the past few years, but he is set to be heading for the exit at the end of the campaign.
The Brazilian is another player whose contract runs out in the summer, but unlike Pedro there are discussion over a new one to keep him at the club.
Lampard is keen on a stay for the winger, however the signing of Ziyech could change those…