Date: 21st June 2023 at 1:38pm
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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has agreed a move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad. 

The France international will join the Pro League side following the expiry of his contract with the Blues at the end of this month, BBC Sport reports.

Kante leaves Stamford Bridge after a hugely successful spell in the capital, having made 269 appearances and lifted six trophies including the Premier League and Champions League during his time there.

Now, though, it appears that a second Chelsea star could be on his way to the Saudi Arabian Pro League.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Hakim Ziyech has now agreed personal terms with Al-Nassr and will soon sign a deal with the club.

It is also claimed that an agreement between the two clubs is also in place, meaning that a deal is likely to be finalised soon.

Unlike Kante, Ziyech has enjoyed a frustrating time in London since joining the Blues from Ajax back in 2020.

Ziyech looks set to leave Chelsea in the coming weeks

The Morocco international has scored 14 goals and provided 13 assists in 107 matches across all competitions, but he largely played a bit-part role for the club and now looks likely to depart.

Last term the winger started just six Premier League games under Thomas Tuchel, Graham Potter and Frank Lampard.

Despite struggling to impress in London, Ziyech did win three trophies including the Champions League during his time with Chelsea.

In January, he was said to be on the verge of joining French champions Paris Saint-Germain before the move fell through in the closing hours of the transfer window.

Ziyech, 30, is set to join Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nassr, with the Portugal international having joined the club last December.

Pro League sides have been linked with several high profile players in recent weeks, and both Ruben Neves and Karim Benzema are also on their way to the Middle East.

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