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Friday, February 14, 2020, 16:32
Chelsea agree deal with Ajax to sign Hakim Ziyech
By Xinhua
Friday, February 14, 2020, 16:32 By Xinhua

In this file photo taken on May 8, 2019 Ajax's Moroccan midfielder Hakim Ziyech celebrates after scoring the second goal during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg football match between Ajax Amsterdam and Tottenham Hotspur at the Johan Cruyff Arena, in Amsterdam. (EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)

LONDON - Chelsea have agreed to a deal with Ajax to sign Morocco international Hakim Ziyech from the Dutch club this summer, the Premier League side announced on Thursday.

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Ajax has confirmed that the Dutch-born Moroccan will join Chelsea on July 1st, 2020 and will finish the season in Amsterdam

Ziyech, 26, joined Ajax in 2016 with a five-year contract and signed a new three-year deal with the club last year. He has scored six times in 18 appearances for Ajax in the domestic league this season and contributed two goals in six Champion's League matches.

Ajax has confirmed that the Dutch-born Moroccan will join Chelsea on July 1st, 2020 and will finish the season in Amsterdam. The clubs have agreed a deal of 40 million euros. This sum could potentially increase to a maximum of 44 million euros with variable factors.

READ MORE: Reports: Ajax eyeing bid for Colombia playmaker Quintero

Chelea are fourth in the Premier League and their next fixture will be a home game against eighth-placed Manchester United.

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