Roma want £25m Hakim


Chelsea would prefer to offload unsettled Hakim Ziyech to Roma rather than a rival Premier League club.

The Italians want the Moroccan winger but need to sell midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo first to raise funds for a £25million deal.

Tottenham and Newcastle have also been linked with Ziyech, 29, who looks set to leave Chelsea this window to end a frustrating two-and-a-half years in English football.

But the Blues seem prepared to give Roma time to secure the money instead of selling to the highest bidder.

The transfer window in Italy closes next Tuesday - the same day as in England - but four hours earlier at 7pm UK time.

Ziyech is keen to move to Italy for a fresh start.