Chelsea is in serious talks to sign Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech for £38m this summer in a deal that might be announced soon in few days.
The player who is 26-year-old was a January transfer target for Frank Lampard who is Chelsea boss.
However, the Dutch club were reluctant to sell in the transfer window because they are chasing the Eredevisie title.
The signing of Ajax a Morocco international would be the first of its kind by Lampard after Chelsea’s transfer window ban.
In the January window, Chelsea was said to have many signings which includes Paris St-Germain forward Edinson Cavani and Napoli striker Dries Mertens.
Lampard’s obvious frustration with a lack of new member is understood to have caused clubs not accepting to sell rather than any problems with Chelsea’s recruitment strategy.
Ziyech in November made a memorable Ajax goal against Chelsea in the 4-4 draw in their Champions League group game .