Date: 8th December 2022 at 8:17pm
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The World Cup quarter-finals begin on Friday, with Brazil, the Netherlands and Argentina all in action. 

All three sides, as well as Brazil’s opponents Croatia, have been in fine form through the tournament so far, but only two can progress to the semi-finals.

On Saturday, all eyes will be on England v France as the two European heavyweights go head-to-head for a place in the next round.

Awaiting the winner of that tie will be one of Portugal or Morocco, who face each other in Saturday’s earlier kick-off.

Morocco are a surprise name in the quarter-finals, having beaten Spain on penalties in their round of 16 tie.

The Atlas Lions produced a sensational defensive display, ensuring that the game finished 0-0 after extra-time, and then beat their opponents 3-0 on penalties to reach the quarter-finals for the first time ever.

One of their stars so far has been Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech, but it appears that he could now be on his way out of Stamford Bridge.

According to The Mirror, the winger could be loaned out, with Italian giants AC Milan extremely interested.

Ziyech has performed superbly at the World Cup

The Serie A side have previously been linked with Ziyech, but his performances in Qatar are said to have reignited their interest.

Ziyech, 29, has scored 14 goals and provided 10 assists in 92 games for Chelsea since joining the club from Ajax in 2020.

The Morocco international had been superb during his time in Amsterdam, and Chelsea supporters had high hopes prior to his arrival in SW6.

He has struggled for game time throughout his spell at Stamford Bridge, though, and the report claims that he could now be allowed to leave for as little as £15 million.

So far this season, the Moroccan has started one Premier League match, with the likes of Raheem Sterling and Mason Mount often preferred to him.

The report claims that AC Milan aren’t the only club interested in signing Ziyech, though, with ‘several clubs’ circling around the Blues’ star.

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