Juventus midfielder Denis Zakaria has joined Chelsea on loan for the remainder of the season with the Blues retaining an option to buy. The 25-year-old conducted his medical in Turin yesterday evening before flying out to London. Juventus have confirmed the details of the move in an official statement:
Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that an agreement has been reached with Chelsea Football Club Ltd for the temporary disposal, until 30 June 2023, of the registration rights of the player Denis Lemi Zakaria Lako Lado for a consideration of € 3.0 million and bonuses up to a maximum of € 1.0 million upon achievement of agreed sporting objectives.
The agreement further envisages the right for Chelsea to definitively acquire the player’s registration rights; the agreed consideration for the definitive disposal is € 28.0 million, payable in three years; the consideration might be increased up to a maximum of € 5.0 million upon achievement of further performance objectives over the duration of the employment contract with the player.
Ancillary costs, already including the solidarity contribution envisaged by FIFA regulations, amount to a maximum of 5% on the total value of the entire operation.