Liverpool wanted to sign Chelsea midfielder Denis Zakaria before bringing in Arthur Melo during the summer transfer window.
Zakaria signed for Chelsea on deadline day on a season-long loan deal. With injuries to some of their midfielders, bringing in reinforcements was necessary for Thomas Tuchel.
Jorginho and N’Golo Kante have now entered the final year of their contracts, so bringing in another midfielder as a potential long-term replacement could have been a smart move.
However, Chelsea did face some late competition to sign Zakaria, with Calcio Mercato reporting that Liverpool…