Calciomercatoweb claims that Juve is willing to trade Denis Zakaria to Chelsea permanently to get Christian Pulisic, an American international player, after the current campaign.
In the summer of 2024, Pulisic will be a free agent, and the Italian club thinks he is worth as much as the Swiss national team’s midfielder. It hasn’t been easy for the 24-year-old American international to play a significant role for Chelsea this season, as he has started only six league games.
The underachieving Chelsea forward was rather impressive for his nation in the just-concluded World Cup, despite his team’s struggles at the club level. In four games for the USMNT in Qatar, Pulisic scored once and assisted on two others.
The 24-year-old has tremendous potential as a player. Perhaps a change of scenery away from Stamford Bridge is what he needs to get his career back on track, and he may find that in Turin with Juventus next year.
The Italian giants might benefit from acquiring Pulisic for the long term as he would provide both quality and depth in the wide areas. Underutilized so far, the attacking player is nearing his prime and has the potential to greatly boost Juventus’ assault. The question now is if Chelsea will accept the swap offer.
At the beginning of the season, Zakaria joined Chelsea on loan, and his few appearances have been promising. Since both Jorginho and N’Golo Kante have been linked to transfers away from Chelsea, the Blues will require central midfielders for the next season. Both Chelsea midfielders are set to become free agents this coming summer since no new contracts have been agreed upon by either party.
Graham Potter may find value in Zakaria in the following seasons. As for the 26-year-old midfielder’s future at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea hasn’t said whether they want to retain him around permanently. Several teams in the Premier League have also been reported to be interested in Pulisic. The 24-year-old’s future plans, whether he stays in the Premier League or moves to Italy to play for Juventus, are intriguing.