Saudi Government’s Head of Football Arrives in London for Talks with Chelsea over Ziyech, Koulibaly, and Mendy Transfers
Saudi Arabian government’s head of football has reportedly traveled to London to engage in negotiations with Chelsea Football Club.
Santi Aouna, a reputable journalist from Foot Mercato, broke the news and revealed that the talks center around potential transfers for three Chelsea players: Hakim Ziyech, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Édouard Mendy.
Al Ahli interested in Édouard Mendy
Foot Mercato’s report indicates that the Saudi Arabian top flight, represented by Al Ahli, has expressed a keen interest in signing Chelsea’s goalkeeper, Édouard Mendy.
Negotiations between Al Ahli and the player have already begun, but they may face stiff competition from French clubs OGC Nice and AS Monaco.
Despite only joining Chelsea last summer from Napoli, Kalidou Koulibaly has found himself at the center of intense transfer speculation.
His potential departure has been widely discussed, and it seems that the Saudi Arabian clubs are keen on securing his services.
Al Naasr interested in Ziyech
Another Chelsea player caught in the transfer whirlwind is Moroccan forward Hakim Ziyech. The talented attacker missed out on a loan move to Paris Saint-Germain earlier this year due to bureaucratic issues.
However, it appears that Al Nassr, the club representing Cristiano Ronaldo, has expressed a strong desire to sign Ziyech.
In fact, they have already made an initial offer, and the Moroccan international is reportedly open to the idea of a move to Saudi Arabia.
London Negotiations and Scheduled Meetings
The involvement of the Saudi government’s representative in London signifies the seriousness of their pursuit of the Chelsea trio. Several Saudi clubs have sent their representatives to engage in negotiations with players.
These meetings, scheduled to take place in London, will provide an opportunity for agents and club officials to discuss potential deals and explore suitable arrangements for the players’ transfers.