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Report: Chelsea and Juventus could negotiate new terms for Zakaria

March 29, 2023 - 10:00 am

Just minutes before the closing of the summer transfer market, Denis Zakaria sealed a loan switch from Juventus to Chelsea.

But following Thomas Tuchel’s departure, the Swiss didn’t find enough space under the guidance of new manager Graham Potter, while some injury problems derailed his campaign.

Therefore, the Blues are unlikely to exercise their buy option to keep the 26-year-old in West London beyond the current campaign.

But according to La Gazzetta dello Sport via Calciomercato, Chelsea could well ask for a discount to sign Zakaria on a permanent basis.

The current terms state that the Premier League giants must splash 28 million euros (plus four as bonuses) to complete the transfer.

For his part, the midfielder has only featured in 10 matches for Chelsea in all competitions, scoring a single goal in the process.

Juve FC say

This could prove to be a dilemma for Juventus. On one hand, Zakaria remains a strong midfielder who’s yet to get his full chance in Turin. He could be particularly useful if Adrien Rabiot leaves next summer.

But on the other hand, the Bianconeri are building a young midfield department while focusing primarily on their youth products.

Ultimately, it will depend on the figures. While the current asking price is slightly hefty considering the player’s mediocre contributions this season, we shouldn’t allow Chelsea to drive the price down by a large margin, as we’re talking about a club that has been happy to overspend on other players in the last months.

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    juvemania March 29, 2023 at 6:10 pm

    you are contradicted your self.
    calling him strong midfield and the same times mediocre.
    juve already gave him enough chances, he is mediocre at juve and mediocre again at Chelsea.
    so we gave him enough times in 1 year.

    if zak is juve youngster and he failed to impressed like zak now, that youngster will be gone.
    I don’t know why some juve bases really likes mediocre players like sandro. cuadrado, zak, that had enough chances to proves but failed.

    for example its no brainer that paredes will be fail, you can read or watch the reviews of paredes at copa america, his form on PSG, but still insisting he will be wonderful in our teams which is had not enough room for players like that.
    you guys talking about football but keep failing on scouting what is the baseline requirements for juventus needs right now and in the future and clearly zakaria is not one of them.
    he never even one of us.
    he is not sissoko, or viera nor emerson, the vibes,. the intentions, the willingness to even play on his skills was never shown.
    only in one match where he scored a goal with vlahovic and thats it?