The Blues have sounded out a loan move with an option to buy.
The defensive midfielder has seen his move to Juventus not pan out as he would have wished, with limited game time.
Chelsea are in the market for that department haven seen injuries to a number of their midfielders.
Zakaria is thought to fit the bill for their short-term consolidation, with an eye for the future.
Juventus are yet to respond to Chelsea’s overture for their player with time ticking to the end of the transfer window.
Chelsea looked to be interested in signing Ivorian defensive midfielder, Ibrahim Sangaree but PSV were unwilling negotiators and thus, the potential deal collapsed.
The club remain hopeful, nonetheless, that they are eventually able to reinforce in their midfield department.