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Ajax striker Babel admits players aware of Ziyech Chelsea reports

Ajax striker Ryan Babel admits the players are aware of Hakim Ziyech's imminent move to Chelsea.

It broke last night in Holland that Ajax and Chelsea had agreed a fee for the Morocco midfielder ahead of a summer switch.

Asked if he'd congratulated Ziyech, Babel told FOX Sports: "Not yet, only when it's official.

“We happened to be talking about it today at the table. What did I say? I keep that to myself."

Meanwhile, Ajax coach Erik ten Hag was much more open last night.

"I have known what Hakim wants for a long time, he is very clear about that," the coach told Voetbal International.

“If it comes around, I would only applaud that, because it's a fantastic club. We first have to wait until it is final, but if we are, we are very happy for Hakim. And then I am also very proud of him."

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