Transfer News: 25-Year-Old Midfielder To Undergo Chelsea Medical, Moscow Confirm Blues Bid For Arsen

Chelsea have agreed a loan deal with Juventus for 25-year-old Denis Zakaria, with the Blues having an option to buy the midfielder at the end of the move.

Zakaria will have a medical in Turin on Deadline Day evening, with a move for Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez currently in doubt

Chelsea are looking for a midfielder ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline at 11pm; the Blues put in a £43m bid for Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez but the Dutch club do not want to sell; Zakaria only joined Juventus in January of this year.

Dynamo Moscow confirm Chelsea bid for Zakharyan, but no deal this month

Dynamo Moscow have confirmed Chelsea made a bid for Arsen Zakharyan, however due to “technical reasons beyond their control,” a deal cannot be concluded this month. The player will remain at the club.

PSG midfielder Draxler joins Benfica on loan

Germany international Julian Draxler has swapped France for Portugal as he joins Primeira Liga leaders Benfica on a season-long loan deal.

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Julian Draxler has joined Benfica on a season-long loan deal.

The Germany international will spend the remainder of the 2022-23 campaign at Estadio da Luz, where he will wear the number 93 shirt.

Draxler is Roger Schmidt’s eighth signing of the window as he seeks regular playing time ahead of the World Cup in Qatar later this year.

The 28-year-old is yet to appear this season for PSG, for whom he has scored 26 goals in 198 appearances across all competitions since arriving from Wolfsburg in 2017.

Bournemouth making a move for Redmond

The Athletic understands that Nathan Redmond is on Bournemouth’s wish list tonight and both clubs are keen to make the move happen. Dan Sheldon and Jacob Tanswell have more on this developing story.

Valencia sign Carlos Soler replacement

As expected, Valencia have signed former Barcelona man Ilaix Moriba on loan from RB Leipzig until the end of the season.

He will likely replace Carlos Soler in the starting XI, who joined PSG on Tuesday.

Gilmour heading to Brighton for £9m

Chelsea are selling Billy Gilmour to Brighton for £9m, according to the Telegraph. Everton had been interested in the midfielder too, before eventually moving for Idrissa Gueye.

Wolves ‘unlikely’ to sign a defender

Earlier today it was confirmed that Willy Boly departed Wolves for Nottingham Forest. According to The Athletic’s Steve Madeley, Bruno Lage made it ‘clear’ he wanted an experienced defender to replace the Ivorian defender but that now looks unlikely as the transfer window approaches the deadline.

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