Agent rules out Gladbach ace leaving

Borussia Monchengladbach

The agent of Denis Zakaria has insisted the Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder is going nowhere in the January transfer window.

The 22-year-old is one of the most in-demand players in Europe and a host of clubs are said to be chasing his signature ahead of the transfer window opening.

There has been talk of Arsenal making a move by offering Granit Xhaka in part exchange, while Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan have also been linked.

Despite all the talk, a move will not be happening early in the new year, according to his agent.

“Denis will not leave Borussia in the winter, a change is 100 per cent excluded,” Mathieu Beda told Sport BILD.

“Denis is in very good shape in Gladbach and has been playing really well for weeks, but he still has more potential and he wants to show that in Gladbach now instead of dealing with a change.”

It is no surprise to see so much interest in a midfielder who has been in sparkling form this season, as Gladbach have fought their way to the top of the Bundesliga.

It would be suicide to cash in on Zakaria midway through the season and Gladbach are sure to knock back all bids in the winter window.

It may be a different story at the end of the season when they could receive an offer they will be unable to refuse.

Liverpool has also been mentioned as a possible destination and Zakaria could have a big decision to make.