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Denis Zakaria confirms Chelsea beat Liverpool to his signature

Denis Zakaria has confirmed Chelsea beat Liverpool to his signature during the summer.

Denis Zakaria joined Chelsea on loan from Juventus for the remainder of the 2022/23 campaign, with an option of a permanent transfer at the end of the season.

The fee required for a permanent deal is believed to be £30m.

Zakaria is yet to feature in a Chelsea shirt and has had already had to endure a change of manager as Thomas Tuchel was sacked and replaced by Graham Potter.

Potter has taken charge of one Chelsea game so far, leaving Zakaria on the bench as his side drew 1-1 with RB Salzburg in the Champions League.

The Blues then had a game postponed last weekend vs Liverpool due to the Queen’s funeral, and now we are in an international break.

Zakaria has since linked up with Switzerland and has been discussing how he made the switch to Chelsea over Liverpool.

“I didn’t know a move to Chelsea was possible until six hours before the end of the transfer window.

“I think I’ll be happier in England than in Turin. Difficult to say [what went wrong at Juventus]. Maybe the style of football wasn’t mine. The team was a lot behind, didn’t have that much space. I’m a player who needs a lot of space for my runs. It might suit me better in England.”

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Josh Barker

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