Juventus Misfit Nearing Summer Exit

French side Monaco could help Juventus reduce the number of unwanted players as they look set to prise Denis Zakaria away from Turin. Fabrizio Romano claims Los Monégasques are keen to close the deal next week, with talks between the sides off and running. 

Zakaria is among several unwanted Juventus players designated for a summer sale. After returning to the club from an underwhelming season-long loan at Chelsea, the Switzerland international has been told to find a new home. Massimiliano Allegri wants him out. It was the case with Arthur Melo, who has joined Fiorentina

However, the 26-year-old has failed to attract much attention following a couple of disappointing years. West Ham United have emerged as potential candidates to sign the Juventus misfit. But it seems David Moyes has a more reliable solution in mind as he seeks a replacement for standout midfielder Declan Rice.

With West Ham unlikely to make a concrete move for Zakaria, his best chance of ending his Juventus nightmare is a move to Monaco. The Swiss star’s former Borussia Monchengladbach boss Adi Hutter has taken charge of the Ligue 1 powerhouse this summer. It didn’t take long before the German put his ex-associate on his shortlist.

Juventus won’t be standing in Monaco’s way, but they’re also reluctant to let Zakaria go for peanuts. It seems like another loan with an option to buy could be a formula to dispatch the troubled midfielder toward the French principality.

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