Manchester United’s attacking plans remain uncertain after a bungled and ill-advised move for Marko Arnautovic earlier this week.

A player who has been available all summer amid tentative links to Manchester United is Hakim Ziyech, who worked under Erik ten Hag at Ajax.

French journalist Nabil Djellit claimed last week that Ten Hag was keen on being reunited with Ziyech, who is surplus to requirements at Chelsea.

Give Me Sport had previously claimed in July that United were keen on Ziyech, with The Mail reporting that Marco van Basten had recommended the move during a talk show in the Netherlands.

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Ziyech asks lawyer to find new club

The Evening Standard report Ziyech has become frustrated with his failure to land a proposed move to AC Milan. It’s not completely off, but it’s no nearer to being done than it was a month ago.

Ziyech is worried he could end up stuck at Chelsea, where he was an unused substitute in their first game of the season.

The Evening Standard reports he has asked his lawyer to start finding him a route out of Chelsea before the transfer deadline.

The Morocco international wants a fresh start and also has an eye on the World Cup.

Erik ten Hag managed Ziyech at Ajax with great success, before the attacking midfielder secured his move to Chelsea.

He has not hit the heights at Chelsea which he did in the Eredivisie, scoring 14 goals and providing 10 assists in 83 matches.

As a budget option to strengthen United’s squad, Ziyech could yet be an option. He can play in attacking midfield or on the right wing, where United are light on options if Amad is sent out on loan.

United showed with the Arnautovic chase, and the move for Adrien Rabiot, that they are prepared to consider fairly uninspiring, cheap, options to help out. Ziyech fits this, although he does have a high upside, and his previous spell with Erik ten Hag means he will always be of consideration.

His situation is one to continue to be aware of heading into the final few weeks of the window.

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