Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Man Utd open Chelsea talks for Zouma

Man Utd open Chelsea talks for Zouma

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma appears to be closing in on a loan switch to Everton.

Striker Batshuayi, 24, has joined Spanish side Valencia, while French defender Zouma, 23, has moved to Chelsea's Premier League rivals Everton.

Zouma arrived at Chelsea in 2014, with a lot of excitement around his talent.

Zouma subsequently missed almost one season of football before he made his return to the pitch.

Zouma spent last season out on-loan with Stoke City, who were relegated from the Premier League.

It might be hard for him to get regular playing time at Chelsea this season, so sending him out on loan makes sense.

Set to don the red of Manchester United?

"Capped twice by France, he lifted the League Cup under Jose Mourinho in 2015".

The United boss is hoping to sign at least one more top class player today with a centre-back the priority and the Manchester giants have reportedly failed to agree terms for the likes of Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng and Yerry Mina in recent weeks.

"Frenchman Zouma moves from Chelsea and joins Brazil midfielder Bernard, Barcelona trio Yerry Mina, Andre Gomes and Lucas Digne, Richarlison and Joao Virginia in arriving at Goodison in the summer transfer window".

Everton filed a deal sheet ahead of Thursday's 5pm deadline, but concerns were raised when no announcement was made this morning despite expectations that the transfer would be completed.

Everton manager Marco Silva confirms that a loan deal to bring Kurt Zouma to the club from Everton is "almost done".

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