After splurging out on a number of exciting first team stars in the summer transfer window, Chelsea are set to open the purse strings once again in the new year with a swoop on a ‘long term target’.


Borussia Monchengladbach and Swiss international star Denis Zakaria is once again being linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, according to the Standard via BILD.

The 23-year-old has been impressive in the defensive midfield role for the Bundesliga side, with eight goals and six assists during his time at Monchengladbach, but a long-term injury has kept him out of action in recent months. 

Chelsea will remain keen on the Swiss international but will want to see the youngster return to full fitness and get a run of games under his belt before making a final decision on if this January is the right time to swoop.

The report also names Manchester United and Bayern Munich as potential suitors for the versatile midfielder.

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