Juventus will reportedly offer Denis Zakaria, currently on loan at Chelsea, in a swap deal to sign 26-year-old Barcelona midfielder Franck Kessie.

According to a report by Calciomercatoweb, Juventus will look to sign Franck Kessie in the summer transfer window. And the Serie A giants are ready to offer Denis Zakaria in a swap deal for the 26-year-old Barcelona midfielder. The Swiss international is currently on loan at Premier League club Chelsea.

Denis Zakaria has seen his progress stuttering since encountering some long-term fitness issues at Borussia Monchengladbach. The 26-year-old was a highly-rated midfielder at the Bundesliga club before joining Juventus. But his long-term future has been uncertain, especially considering the Bianconeri loaned him to Chelsea last summer.

Zakaria has made gradual progress at Chelsea, producing a few impressive performances. But he remains a backup option for Graham Potter, and Chelsea will unlikely sign him permanently in the summer. So the Swiss midfielder’s long-term future remains uncertain, with his career heading nowhere. However, Juventus might use him as a makeweight to sign a player from Barcelona.

Franck Kessie is the subject of interest from Juventus, with the 26-year-old facing an uncertain future at Camp Nou. The Ivory Coast international has struggled to stamp his authority since joining Barcelona in a Bosman move last summer. And recent reports have linked him with several Premier League clubs, including Chelsea. But Juventus will also look to sign him.

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The Ivory Coast international is behind Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri, and Gavi in the pecking order. As a result, he has started only ten games across all competitions this season. And Kessie might benefit from returning to Serie A, with Barcelona getting a decent deal by landing Zakaria in the swap arrangement.

The 26-year-old might have seen his progress slow down due to fitness issues, but he remains a decent midfielder. And having Zakaria as a backup option without paying anything should serve Barcelona well. With Chelsea uninterested in signing the Swiss international permanently, Barcelona might have a clear run.

But recent reports have claimed that the Catalan giants are not ready to entertain offers for Kessie. So it will be interesting to see if a summer swap deal involving Kessie and Zakaria materialises. For now, Juventus will look to engineer such an arrangement in the coming months.

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