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Juventus have made an opening bid to sign sought-after midfielder Denis Zakaria from Borussia Monchengladbach, according to reports. 

The Swiss star is out of contract at the end of the season, meaning clubs outside Germany can approach to sign him on a free transfer – with several European heavyweights competing for his signature. 

And according to sports journalist Fabrizio Romano, Juve have offered £6million, add-ons included, to persuade the German side to sell.

Juventus have reportedly made a £6million offer for Swiss midfielder Denis Zakaria (pictured)

Juventus have reportedly made a £6million offer for Swiss midfielder Denis Zakaria (pictured)

Juventus have reportedly made a £6million offer for Swiss midfielder Denis Zakaria (pictured)

Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri (above) is keen to secure the Borussia Monchengladbach star

Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri (above) is keen to secure the Borussia Monchengladbach star

Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri (above) is keen to secure the Borussia Monchengladbach star

However, the Italian giants need a midfielder to leave first to free up space in their wage budget and make room in their squad.

The two midfielders mentioned as potentially departing are Arthur Melo, who has been linked with Arsenal, and Rodrigo Bentancur, with Premier League sides Aston Villa and Tottenham chasing the Uruguayan.

Brazilian Arthur, 25, was a big-money signing from Barcelona back in June 2020, but has only made nine league appearances so far this season.

However, the club needs to let Rodrigo Bentancur (centre) or Arthur Melo (right) leave first

However, the club needs to let Rodrigo Bentancur (centre) or Arthur Melo (right) leave first

However, the club needs to let Rodrigo Bentancur (centre) or Arthur Melo (right) leave first

Bentancur, meanwhile, is a key player for the Old Lady but the club are willing to let the 24-year-old leave if they sign a proven replacement like 40-cap international Zakaria.

Massimiliano Allegri’s side are also keen to offload £400,000-a-week outcast Aaron Ramsey, and are open to selling American Weston McKennie. 

The German side, who face the prospect of losing the 25-year-old for nothing this summer, will reportedly make a decision soon, with the end of the January transfer window fast approaching. 

Source: DailyMail Sports

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