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Chelsea confirm £38m transfer for Hakim Ziyech as Lampard makes Ajax forward his first summer signing

CHELSEA have confirmed that Hakim Ziyech will join them at the end of the season.

Frank Lampard's side have reached an agreement for the Morocco international to make the £38million move from Ajax.

Fans were eagerly awaiting the announcement after Ajax boss Erik ten Hag all-but confirmed the transfer.

Ajax broke the news with a statement on the club website, which read: "Ajax and Chelsea have reached an agreement for the transfer of Hakim Ziyech.

"The player will join the Premier League club on July 1st 2020 and will finish the season in Amsterdam.

"The clubs have reached a deal of €40million. This sum could potentially increase to a maximum of €44million, with variable factors.

"The contract of the Moroccan player lasts until the 30th of June 2022."

The Eredivisie leaders then posted a clip of Ziyech alongside the caption: "Hey @ChelseaFC, you have to believe in his magic. And great things will happen."

It read: "The move is subject to the player agreeing personal terms and he will remain at the Dutch club for the rest of the season."

Ziyech emerged as Lampard's top target after bagging eight goals and 21 assists across 29 games this season.

The Blues failed to lure him away from Ajax last month, but their persistence has finally paid off.

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