Hakim Ziyech explains impact coronavirus has had on his Chelsea transfer

Hakim Ziyech is adamant he will still become a Chelsea player this summer amid fears his move from Ajax could be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Chelsea agreed a £37million deal for Ziyech in January that saw Ajax keep the Morocco international for the rest of the season, with the 27-year-old set to join Frank Lampard's side on July 1.

Since then, however, the world has been rocked by the outbreak of the deadly Covid-19 virus, with football suspended across the globe and uncertainty shrouding the game's immediate future.

The Eredivisie has confirmed that its season over, with Ajax not awarded the title despite sitting top of the league.

But other domestic leagues across Europe are hopeful of restarting, meaning it is still unclear when the season will be finished and when the transfer window will open.

However, Ziyech is confident that his move to Stamford Bridge will remain unaffected.

"I really haven't been serious about that for a second," the winger told AD.

"I think my signature is under the contract and so yes, on July 1, I will be a Chelsea player. I never had any other thought."

Ziyech slammed the decision not to award Ajax a 35th Eredivisie title after the season was ended with his side top of the table, level on points with AZ Alkmaar, but ahead on goal difference.

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