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West Ham will be rubbing their hands together after report makes Denis Zakaria Chelsea claim

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West Ham will be rubbing their hands together after report makes Denis Zakaria Chelsea claim

West Ham United may be gifted another chance to sign on-loan Chelsea player Denis Zakaria at the end of the season.

Gazzetta dello Sport are claiming that the 26-year-old midfielder will not be kept on at Chelsea beyond the end of the 2022/23 season.

The Italian media outlet claim that Chelsea boss Graham Potter is not keen to exercise the purchase option he has in place to keep him at Stamford Bridge.

The option is said to be worth around £30 million (The Daily Mail).

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Now, West Ham manager David Moyes has been linked with a move to sign the 43-capped Switzerland international for quite some time now.

Zakaria has really struggled to impress at Chelsea, so if he does go back to Juventus, maybe West Ham will try to sign him again…

Chelsea don’t want to keep Denis Zakaria permanently

Gazzetta dello Sport reckon that the Swiss midfielder will not be staying at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of the season.

And the Hammers should be going all out to sign him next summer, despite his failure to establish himself with Chelsea.

Zakaria is a defensive midfielder by trade but crucially as far as West Ham are concerned, he can play in the centre-back position as as well.

The Swiss international is incredibly dynamic and energetic. He is a tenacious tackler and has the kind of physicality needed to succeed in the Premier League.

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If he was given a regular run of games by David Moyes at the London Stadium, I’m certainly that he would prove his true worth.

Former BSC Young Boys coach Uli Forte told Mondo Napoli in July 2021

“He is an incredible box-to-box [player]. He has exceptional technique and grinds kilometres. All his characteristics were appreciated from a very young age, and he made his debut at the age of 18. He has offers from England, he has the right characteristics for the Premier. He will become a devastating player. Zakaria is a champion and has characteristics more or less similar to [Napoli midfielder Diego] Demme. Quantity, but a lot of quality.”

He has only made two appearances for the west London outfit since joining them in the summer transfer window.

Chelsea clearly don’t want Denis Zakaria anymore, so West Ham should go all out to sign him in the summer, or even in January if we’re prepared to pay enough to tempt Chelsea into cutting his current loan deal short.

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