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Chelsea trio on verge of Stamford Bridge exits after major Saudi breakthrough



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Edouard Mendy, Kalidou Koulibaly and Hakim Ziyech are extremely close to securing their Chelsea exits this summer, according to reports.

Following confirmation of N’Golo Kante’s move to Al-Ittihad on a free transfer once his Chelsea contract has expired at the end of June, Saudi clubs are continuing to push for players across Europe, with Stamford Bridge being eyed for a raid.

Mendy, Koulibaly and Ziyech have been in talks with moves to Al-Ahli, Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr respectively, and now the deals are on the verge of completion, as reported by Fabrizio Romano.

Edouard Mendy

A full verbal agreement has been reached between Chelsea and Al-Hilal over the transfer of Mendy this summer.

The 31-year-old has agreed a three-year contract to move to Saudi Arabia, which will bring his three-year stay in west London to an end after arriving from Rennes.

Kalidou Koulibaly

The 32-year-old is set to leave Chelsea after just one season at the club. Al-Hilal are closing in on a summer transfer after reaching a verbal agreement with the Blues.

Koulibaly will also sign a three-year deal in Saudi Arabia.

Hakim Ziyech

The third and final player close to moving to Saudi Arabia is Hakim Ziyech. A full verbal agreement is also in place with Chelsea for the Morocco international to join Al-Nassr, which will see him link up with Cristiano Ronaldo.

It’s another three-year deal for the attacker, who will sign if ‘all goes to plan’.