‘Done’: Chelsea handed extra transfer boost with forward set for £20million exit

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Chelsea continue their massive clear-out exercise with Hakim Ziyech close to moving to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr FC.

Chelsea are enjoying a great summer so far trying to get all the high-earners at the club out as they look to mould a new team of young players on long-term contracts.

They have already confirmed the exit of midfielder N’Golo Kante and defender Kalidou Koulibably with Edouard Mendy also set to seal his move to Al Ahli later this week.

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Mateo Kovacic has also undergone the first part of his Manchester City medical while Mason Mount is still determined to leave the club that he’s been at since he was nine.

Another player expected to leave in the coming days is Hakim Ziyech, the Morocco international wanted out last January and only saw his move to PSG fall through at the last minute due to a technical problem between the French club and Chelsea.

He has been strongly linked with a move to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr as the Saudi League continue to purge Chelsea and Europe at large to try and improve their league.

Chelsea have already agreed to sell Kai Havertz to Arsenal, the German is reported to be on a deal in the region of £300,000-a-week wages off the books. In his place, Nicolas Jackson from Villarreal has been brought in on around £90,000-a-week as the new owners look to build a team that eventually takes care of itself.

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Hakim is also reported to be on high wages so selling him for a significant amount and getting him off the books will free funds for Chelsea to continue their rebuild.

New Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has been tasked with building a team that will have youth and some of the best talents in Europe form the core of the team.

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