Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech ‘fails second medical’ as another deal falls through

Hakim Ziyech looks destined to stay at Chelsea this summer after failing his second medical in a matter of weeks, according to reports. Ziyech is one of a handful of players surplus to requirements at Chelsea under Mauricio Pochettino.

The Morocco international originally looked set to join Saudi Arabia outfit Al Nassr earlier this summer.

But the £17million deal fell through after Ziyech reportedly failed his medical with Al Nassr modifying their offer for the winger on vastly reduced wages.

Ziyech was able to put the disappointment of his failed Saudi move behind him shortly as Turkish side Galatasaray reached an agreement with Chelsea.

However, that move has also fallen through with Dutch media reporting Ziyech had once again failed his medical.

It’s yet another transfer setback for Ziyech in what has been a frustrating few months for the attacker since the World Cup. Ziyech was a huge part of Morocco’s success in Qatar, helping his nation create history in reaching the semi-finals.

Despite his impressive displays, Ziyech was not deemed part of Chelsea’s future under Graham Potter at the time. Paris Saint-Germain tried to snap up Ziyech at the end of the January transfer window in a short-term loan deal.

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But the move sensationally collapsed on deadline day as the necessary paperwork wasn’t signed in time. Chelsea pinned the blame on a ‘technology defect’ with Ziyech left out in the cold at Stamford Bridge.

PSG football advisor Luis Campos took aim at Chelsea, suggesting they sabotaged the deal at the final hour.

He said: “We had the player with us, we had done everything. But as with all transfers, you need all three parties to work well. In this case it worked very well for Paris Saint-Germain, it also worked well with Ziyech. Unfortunately, it didn’t work well for the last party.”

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