AC Milan will re-open talks with Chelsea next month over a deal for Hakim Ziyech next month, with him remaining a favourite among the club’s hierarchy.

That’s according to Tuttosport, who say the Moroccan is ‘very popular’ at Via Aldo Rossi due to his versatility.

The fact he can play as a trequartista and out wide on the right makes him very appealing to AC Milan’s hierarchy, while his international experience is another major plus point.

Thus, talks over a potential move will be ‘resumed’ in August, although there is no hurry, say Calciomercato.

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They back up the idea that those in charge of Milan are big fans of Ziyech, but after spending €60m this summer already, they cannot afford to ‘throw money away’.

The plan, therefore, is to take their time on any further business and wait to see what the market offers them.

They have a list of players they’re interested in, particularly when it comes to number tens, and Chelsea’s Ziyech is among the names with Isco and Philippe Coutinho.

Those two are expensive in terms of price tags and salary, though, so they can’t be considered the first choice at this moment in time.

Instead, that honour appears to have been given to Ziyech and Milan, who have excellent relations with Chelsea, are pushing to get a loan deal with a right to buy tagged onto it.

Whether the Blues will accept such a deal isn’t mentioned, but it seems the intention is there,a and next month should be when things really pick up.