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Sport Zouma joins Everton on season-long loan deal

19:06  10 august  2018
19:06  10 august  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Everton confident of landing Kurt Zouma

  Everton confident of landing Kurt Zouma Everton are confident of landing Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma as they look for defensive reinforcements, the Mirror reports. The Toffees are interested in securing a loan deal for the 23-year-old having failed to secure deals for Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo and Barcelona’s Yerry Mina. Everton boss Marco Silva has desperately been searching to improve his central defensive options this summer, with Phil Jagielka and Michael Keane his only two current options for the position. Mason Holgate has been out injured during pre-season and Silva has already allowed Ashley Williams to leave and join Championship side Stoke City on a season-long loan. Ramiro Funes Mori has also left the Toffees to join up with Villarreal. Now turning his attention to Zouma, Silva is hopeful of bringing the French defender to Goodison Park before tomorrow’s 5pm deadline. Zouma spent last season on loan at Stoke where he started 32 games as Stoke suffered relegation from the Premier League.

Everton have swooped on deadline day to agree a deal with Chelsea to sign defender Kurt Zouma on a season - long loan . Zouma , who joined the Blues in 2014, made 37 appearances for Stoke on loan during their relegation from the Premier League last season.

Gomes joins Everton on loan . Barcelona confirm Mina departure. Everton are nearing the completion of a deal for Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma , according to L'Equipe. Everton are set to sign Andre Gomes from Barcelona on a season - long loan , Goal understands.

Chelsea have officially sent Kurt Zouma out on a season-long loan deal to Everton, the Toffees have confirmed.

The central defender joins the club as their final signing of the summer transfer window, which ended in hectic fashion for Marco Silva’s side.

Chelsea are well-stocked with defensive reinforcements and, evidently, Maurizio Sarri felt it was the right call to allow Zouma to depart Stamford Bridge on loan for the second consecutive season.

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Zouma spent the duration of last season on loan at Stoke City but was unable to prevent the club from succumbing to relegation from the Premier League.

Manchester United open talks over Zouma move

  Manchester United open talks over Zouma move Manchester United have opened talks with Chelsea over a deal for central defender Kurt Zouma. According to L’Equipe, United are in talks over the permanent signing of Zouma, who looks set to leave Chelsea in the next 24 hours. Twitter: Breaking | Manchester United have opened discussions with Chelsea over the purchase of French central defender Kurt… https://t.co/V7gZIpUjgJ (@GFFN) The report also claims that Chelsea are hesitating over the offer, as they consider whether they would be willing to let him join their rivals. Twitter: Chelsea are hesitating over an approach from Manchester United for French defender Kurt Zouma, according to L’Équip… https://t.co/E4diCVaSXJ (@GFFN) Everton have also made a loan approach for Zouma, following his loan spell at Stoke last season. Twitter: Everton have meanwhile put in a loan offer to Chelsea for Kurt Zouma (L’Équipe) https://t.co/p5DTDGFmdd (@GFFN) Stoke were relegated to the Championship, despite Zouma impressing at the back for the club.

Gomes joins Everton on loan . Barcelona confirm Mina departure. Everton are nearing the completion of a deal for Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma , according to L'Equipe. Everton are set to sign Andre Gomes from Barcelona on a season - long loan , Goal understands.

Gomes joins Everton on loan . Barcelona confirm Mina departure. Everton are nearing the completion of a deal for Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma , according to L'Equipe. Everton are set to sign Andre Gomes from Barcelona on a season - long loan , Goal understands.

Nevertheless, Zouma will be desperate to find his feet again as he prepares for the upcoming season at Everton after enduring a difficult past couple of years, hindered by injury troubles.

Chelsea will now be turning their full attention to their season-opening fixture against Huddersfield Town.

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Kurt Zouma Q&A with Read Chelsea's Ryan Darby .
Everton have today completed the loan signing of Kurt Zouma from Chelsea. The defender will spend the entire season at Goodison Park after falling out of favour at Chelsea. The Toffees do not hold an option to buy as part of the deal. To find out more about the player, we quizzed Read Chelsea’sRyan Darby about the defender. Ryan, fro m a Chelsea perspective, how do you view Zouma’s loan move to Everton? I think it is a good move for him. I think in terms of the official side of it and it not getting confirmed until nearly a whole 24 hours after the deadline was a bit of a mess, but in the end, the club got their man. It’s a step up after spending last season on loan at Stoke and he is certainly an improvement on what you have, so we’ll be keeping a close on how he gets on there. How would you describe him as a player? Without jumping on too many cliches, he’s a very physical defender. He’s going to put himself on the line for you. However, his stature and pure strength often give off the impression that those are his only attributes and he relies on those, when in fact he’s a much smarter defender than that. He’s also fairly handy on the ball, should Marco Silva look to play out from the back. Aside from being a solid defender, he is also a really likeable person and will undoubtedly be a hit on and off the pitch at Goodison. How did he do at Stoke last season? It would be easy to look at Stoke’s relegation and make assumptions, but there was more to it than that.

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