Everton and Spurs Interested in Kurt Zouma as Chelsea Try to Raise Summer Funds

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Jun 11, 2020, 4:03 PM GMT+1
Chelsea FC v Everton FC - Premier League
Chelsea FC v Everton FC - Premier League / James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images
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Kurt Zouma is attracting interest from Tottenham and Everton, with Chelsea thought to be open to offers for the defender.

The 25-year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge back in 2014 but only broke into the first team this season, after spending several campaigns out on loan. He has made 33 appearances so far this term, though he had lost his place at centre-back to the returning Antonio Rudiger prior to lockdown.

Kurt Zouma in action for Chelsea earlier this season
Kurt Zouma in action for Chelsea earlier this season / Robin Jones/Getty Images

According to The Times, Chelsea may allow Zouma to depart in the summer in order to fund a move for long term target Ben Chilwell. Marcos Alonso, Emerson Palmieri and Andreas Christensen could also be for the chop as the Blues try to meet Leicester's hefty £75m asking price.

One possible destination for Zouma is Tottenham. The Frenchman previously worked with Spurs boss José Mourinho during his time at Chelsea and he could prove the remedy to last season's Champions League finalists' leaky and aging defence.

Zouma's arrival could coincide with the departure of Juan Foyth, who looks set to spend next season on loan at Leeds. Mourinho has barely used the Argentine centre-back since taking over in north London and according to Nicolás Bozza, he will be moving to Elland Road to link up with his compatriot Marcelo Bielsa.

Juan Foyth has been used sparingly by José Mourinho this season
Juan Foyth has been used sparingly by José Mourinho this season / TF-Images/Getty Images

Everton are also in for Zouma. He spent the 2018/2019 campaign on loan at Goodison Park and although things have changed massively at the club since then, Toffees manager Carlo Ancelotti is planning to restructure his squad at the end of the season.

Both Spurs and Everton will return to action later this month as the Premier League gets back underway. English football was halted back in March due to the COVID-19 outbreak but after lengthy negotiations and testing, games will resume on 17 June.

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