Chelsea ‘reach agreement with Juventus for transfer of Denis Zakaria’ with boss Tuchel desperate for midfield cover

CHELSEA have reportedly reached an agreement with Juventus to sign Denis Zakaria on loan.

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claims the Swiss midfielder, 25, is undergoing a medical in Turin after the Blues made a late move on deadline day.

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Thomas Tuchel was desperate to land a presenter after Chelsea’s disastrous start to the season.

And Zakaria is now set to join the Blues on loan, with his salary fully covered.

Chelsea will then have the option of signing Zakaria for £30m next summer on a five-year deal.

Chelsea started the morning by targeting a £43million deal for Ajax ace Edson Alvarez.

The Mexican star refused to train on Thursday as he pushed for a transfer.

But Ajax have blocked a deal in sensational fashion, having already traded Antony to Manchester United this week.

Reports claim that Chelsea have also investigated PSV Eindhoven’s Ibrahim Sangare, a target earlier this season.

However, Zakaria is the midfielder heading to Stamford Bridge tonight.

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The former Borussia Mönchengladbach ace only joined Juventus in January.

He featured 13 times last season and featured twice in the new campaign under Max Allegri.

But the arrivals of Paul Pogba and Leandro Paredes threatened to block Zakaria’s path to the first team.

And he now hopes for more minutes under Tuchel in London.

Chelsea are also looking to close the deadline with a £12million move for Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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Marcos Alonso should go in the opposite direction.

And the Blues are also set to bid farewell to Billy Gilmour as he closes in on a £9m move to Brighton.

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