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Veldwijk: Ziyech showed me Whatsapp conversation with Chelsea boss Lampard

Former Sparta Rotterdam attacker Lars Veldwijk has revealed how Hakim Ziyech broke the news of Chelsea's deal for him.

The Ajax midfielder will join Chelsea at the end of this season.

And good friend Veldwijk, now playing in South Korea with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, told FOX Sports: “That is typical Hakim. Suddenly he shows his phone and then suddenly it says Frank Lampard.

"I saw a whole WhatsApp conversation, then I went completely crazy. He then stays very sober: Yes, yes, it may come around."

Veldwijk confirmed Chelsea tried to take Ziyech from Ajax in January.

"But that did not work then," he added.

"He declined several offers and waited for a top club. Very nice for him that the wait has been rewarded, that the top club has come."

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