AC Milan could repeat transfer trick to land Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech

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AC Milan are plotting another loan raid on Chelsea this summer following the success of Fikayo Tomori's switch to the San Siro this year.

Tomori, 23, sealed a loan move to Milan back in January and flourished in the second half of the season, becoming a key member of Stefano Pioli's backline.

As a result, reports suggest the Italian club are set to trigger the £25million option-to-buy clause in his loan contract, with confirmation of his departure from Stamford Bridge believed to be imminent.

And having seen the young defender contribute immensely on loan from Chelsea, Gazzetta dello Sport claim Milan are now interested in taking Hakim Ziyech off their hands on a similar deal this summer.

Ziyech has struggled for consistency since sealing a £36million move to the Blues last summer, falling out of favour under Thomas Tuchel at the back end of the campaign.

Regardless of his patchy form, the Morocco International reportedly appeals to Milan because of his 'technical flexibility' of being able to play on the wing or through the middle.

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But Chelsea will first have to give the green light to a potential loan, which would likely see any suitor take on a significant part of his wages.

That's because Ziyech currently rakes in £6million per year in west London, a figure that exceeds the £4million ceiling Milan have set themselves.

Nevertheless, after seeing Tomori hit the ground running San Siro chiefs are keen to pursue 'high-value loans' in the coming months to help propel them back to the top of Italian football.

Pioli's men came second in Serie A last season, with only bitter rivals and champions Inter Milan finishing ahead of them in the table.

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It was their highest league finish in nine years, and to go one better next season directors Paolo Maldini and Federico Massara are keen to add Ziyech to their ranks on a temporary basis.

Barcelona left-back Junio Firpo is another rumoured target for Milan this summer, while Brahim Diaz's loan from Real Madrid could be extended.

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