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Ajax shifts its attention from Chelsea striker Hakim Ziyech to Lucas Ocampos. from Seville

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Ajax shifts focus from Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech to Sevilla’s Lucas Ocampos after frustrations with Blues asking price… Aston Villa’s Leon Bailey also considered to replace Antony

  • Ajax is looking for a replacement for Manchester United striker Antony
  • Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech was an option, but move stalls due to asking price
  • Ajax is now considering transfer for Sevilla’s Argentine winger Lucas Ocampos
  • Aston Villa’s Leon Bailey is also under consideration by the Eredivisie side

Ajax has turned to Sevilla winger Lucas Ocampos after becoming frustrated with Chelsea’s asking price for Hakim Ziyech.

The Dutch giants are trying to find a replacement for Brazilian winger Antony, who looks poised to join Manchester United in the Premier League.

Their first choice was to bring Ziyech back to the Johan Cruijff Arena. The Moroccan attacker left Ajax in 2020 to join Chelsea but is struggling to solidify himself as a regular first-choice player.

Ajax is now aiming for Luca Ocampos (photo) from Seville for Antony . to replace

Ajax tried to buy Hakim Ziyech from Chelsea, but was frustrated by the asking price

Ajax tried to buy Hakim Ziyech from Chelsea, but was frustrated by the asking price

Ziyech has only played once in the Premier League this season, as he does not appear to be in manager Thomas Tuchel’s plans.

Since joining the Blues, the 29-year-old has made 84 appearances, scoring 14 goals and assisting ten more in all competitions.

Ocampos moved from Marseille to Sevilla in 2019 and went on to make 135 appearances in all competitions, scoring 34 goals.

Lucas Ocampos has had success in Sevilla when he helped the club win the Europa League

Lucas Ocampos has had success in Sevilla when he helped the club win the Europa League

The 28-year-old was also part of the squad that won the Europa League in 2020.

Ajax had also considered Leon Bailey of Aston Villa as a replacement for Antony.

The Jamaican winger only came over from Bayer Leverkusen last summer, but was unable to live up to expectations due to injuries.

This season, however, Bailey made four appearances in the Premier League and once in the Carabao Cup, scoring one goal.

Aston Villa's Leon Bailey (pictured) is also considered to be an Ajax replacement for Antony

Aston Villa’s Leon Bailey (pictured) is also considered to be an Ajax replacement for Antony

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