Chelsea are closing in on a shock deal to sign Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria according to renowned transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The blues have already completed the signing of as many as five players already this summer but an underwhelming start to the season coupled with an injury to the ever reliable Ngolo Kante has now forced Thomas Tuchel into the market in search for a midfielder.

The London side are now set to sign Serie A midfielder Denis Zakaria on a season long loan deal with the Swiss reportedly undergoing a medical in Italy before flying to Italy. The former Borussia mochenglaback midfielder joined Juventus amidst much fanfare back in January for a transfer fee said to be in the region of €4.5 million. He shone in his first few games at the club before somewhat losing his spark in midfield.

Thomas Tuchel will be hoping the midfielder shows the sort of form that made him a household name in the German Bundesliga as he seeks to find a quick solution to his side’s current midfield woes. The German head coach has overseen an underwhelming start to the season which has seen his side win just two of their opening five Premier League games.

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