Borussia Mönchengladbach‘s sporting director Max Eberl has admitted
Denis Zakaria and his management would prefer a transfer this summer’ amid alleged
interest from the Blues and Arsenal in the transfer market.
The Bundesliga side have attempted to renew Zakaria’s contract, which expires
in 2022, but to no avail.
Instead, the midfielder has made it clear he wants to move on, and that could trigger
the attention of The Gunners, who have been linked.
Eberl revealed the update to reporters, saying: “With Denis, we have been trying to
extend his contract since October.
Manchester United and Manchester City could also take note, having registered an
interest in Denis Zakaria earlier this year.
Considering those fresh details and that Zakaria, 24, is now heading into the final
year of his contract, it seems Gladbach would be open to listening to offers for the
defensive midfielder who played at the European Championship with Switzerland.
This isn’t the first time Zakaria has been linked with a move to the Etihad, though,
with reports earlier in the year claiming City transfer chiefs view him as a potential
candidate to replace Fernandinho, 36, who recently signed a one-year contract
extension at the club.