Chelsea reportedly decided to end Denis Zakaria’s loan spell in January after the Blues beat Liverpool to sign the midfielder from Juventus in the summer.
According to CalcioMercato, the west London side will send the Swiss international back to Italy once the winter transfer window opens, with Zakaria yet to play a single minute for Chelsea in a deal described as ‘disastrous’ for the club. trust and reputation of the player.
Zakaria joined Chelsea on deadline day as midfield cover for N’Golo Kante and Jorginho. However, with Thomas Tuchel soon to be sacked and Graham Potter entering the fold, the 25-year-old hasn’t had a hint of first-team action for the Blues.
With Chelsea now set to end Zakaria’s loan deal, Liverpool will be scratching their heads over the whole situation given the Reds were also interested in the Juventus star, as reported by Gianluca Di Marzio. , with Jurgen Klopp signing midfield team-mate Arthur Melo on loan instead. .
The Brazilian has also proven to be a real flop, with Arthur set for a lengthy injury spell that will continue until 2023. And with Chelsea ending Zakaria’s loan spell, Liverpool could feel like they’ve been played for fools considering the events. who sweated.
Indeed, the midfielder will likely be a position Liverpool will want to invest in once again in the summer transfer window, and Zakaria could be an option for Klopp’s side should Chelsea end the Swiss star’s loan spell soon enough. in January.
Liverpool set to move for Zakaria after Chelsea exit
Liverpool had been linked with a move for Zakaria long before the midfielder signed for Juventus last January, and with the 25-year-old returning to Italy in 2023, the former Bundesliga star could be set for a quick return to the Prime Minister. League in the form of a move to Merseyside.
After all, Zakaria is a proven top-flight talent who can thrive in the right system with good players around him. And with Liverpool needing quality in midfield, Chelsea’s loan flop could be ideal for the Reds heading into the second half of the season.
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