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Ziyech switch start of summer changes as Chelsea plan mass clearout

Chelsea are set to let go of several first team players after signing Hakim Ziyech from Ajax.

The Blues have agreed to a transfer with the Dutch club, which will see the player move for next season.

And the Morocco international's arrival could spell the end for a number of Chelsea players.

Olivier Giroud, Pedro, Willian and Michy Batshuayi are set to move on in the summer, claims the Mirror.

It is not believed that Ziyech will be the only major signing of the summer, as the Blues also want a first team centre-forward.

But he is the start of the rebuild of manager Frank Lampard from a transfer perspective, as the club had a ban in the summer and did not sign anyone this winter.

Clearing veterans off the wage bill should help Lampard fund further deals.

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