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15:51  25 june  2019
15:51  25 june  2019 Source:   readsport.co

Chelsea and Everton in talks over possible Zouma deal

Chelsea and Everton in talks over possible Zouma deal Chelsea and Everton have reportedly begun negotiations regarding the possible transfer of Kurt Zouma. According to claims from The Telegraph, the 24-year-old could be on the move again this summer as the Toffees pursue a permanent deal. Zouma spent the duration of last season on loan at Goodison Park and was impressive, earning himself a regular starting berth in Marco Silva’s line-up. Such was the impression that the France international made during his temporary stay on Merseyside, Everton are now chasing a deal, and have entered talks with Chelsea.

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Everton have reportedly identified defender Kurt Zouma as a priority target ahead of the summer. The 24-year-old has been with the Toffees this season on loan from Chelsea and been a key player at Goodison Park.

Seven defenders Everton could target as a replacement for Zouma © Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images Sport Real Sociedad v Real Madrid CF - La Liga

Everton are said to be in the market for a central defender this summer, with the Toffees looking to strengthen ahead of the 2019/20 season.

With Phil Jagielka’s 12-year tenure at the club coming to an end this summer, and Ashley Williams released by the club, Michael Keane and Yerry Mina are the only two recognised centre-backs at the club.

Returning loanee Mason Holgate also offers cover given his ability as a right-back or a centre-back, but the Toffees would require at least one more option heading into the 2019/20 campaign.

Everton begin negotiations over Zouma, but should they press forward?

Everton begin negotiations over Zouma, but should they press forward? Everton and Chelsea have reportedly begun negotiations regarding the potential permanent transfer of Kurt Zouma, but would spending the possibly high transfer fee be worth it? The Telegraph report that Everton are still hopeful of securing a deal for the 24-year old defender, despite Chelsea’s transfer ban this summer. The France international spent last season on loan at Goodison Park, and Marco Silva has made clear his intention to bring the centre-back to Merseyside on a permanent basis.

Kurt Zouma was on hand to snuff out any threat but Everton wasted enough chances for a more Kurt Zouma celebrates the victory at full-time. Photograph: Emma Simpson - Everton FC/ Everton FC via “Our goalkeeper had a calm afternoon,” Silva noted correctly, possibly wishing he could say the

What Everton target Kurt Zouma has told pals about transfer from Chelsea. "Should keep Zouma , his young besides we are short on defenders with Rudiger injured, Zouma will be very " Zouma is never for sale," another wrote. Everton manager Marco Silva is clearly keen to keep the defender on

Kurt Zouma is said to be Everton’s main target following his successful loan spell with the club last season, though Chelsea’s uncertainty around their next permanent manager and the two-window transfer ban could scupper a move for the Frenchman.

Seven defenders Everton could target as a replacement for Zouma
Seven defenders Everton could target as a replacement for Zouma
Seven defenders Everton could target as a replacement for Zouma
Seven defenders Everton could target as a replacement for Zouma
Seven defenders Everton could target as a replacement for Zouma
Seven defenders Everton could target as a replacement for Zouma
Seven defenders Everton could target as a replacement for Zouma
Seven defenders Everton could target as a replacement for Zouma

With that in mind, we’ve identified seven potential alternatives Everton could look to sign should their move for Zouma fail to materialise.

Zouma a top priority for Everton.
The permanent signing of Kurt Zouma remains a top priority for Everton this summer, Sky Sports News understands. The centre-half spent last season on loan at Goodison Park from Chelsea and became a key member of Marco Silva's side. Zouma made 36 appearances for Everton last term, with his fine form earning him a recall to the France squad. © Getty Marco Silva is keen to keep Zouma The Good Morning Transfers team confirmed Zouma remains a top target for Premier League club, who will also look to bring in a new striker.

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