Everton Looking to Make Kurt Zouma’s Loan Move From Chelsea Permanent This Summer

​Everton have told central defender Kurt Zouma they want him to remain at Goodison Park beyond the end of this season in a deal that could cost as much as £30m. 

Zouma, 24, is currently on loan at the Toffees from Chelsea for the entirety of this season, and has impressed for Marco Silva’s side, making 25 Premier League appearances, resulting in a recall to the France national team during the recent international break. 

Kurt Zouma

As a result, ​Everton are keen to keep hold of the defender, with ​The Times reporting that the Merseyside-based club would need to stump up £30m in order to keep the Frenchman permanently, although even then a deal may not materialise.

That is due to ​the two-window transfer ban that’s been placed on ​Chelsea that comes into action this summer, preventing the club from signing or selling players during that period, although ​the club have lodged an appeal for the ban that will take place in April. 

Zouma has been a Chelsea player since January 2014 following his £12.4m move from Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne, although he has made just 74 appearances for the Blues due to frequent injuries, as well as spending the 2017/18 campaign on loan at Stoke City, which resulted in relegation for the Potters. 

Kurt Zouma,Craig Gardner

Everton are hoping to secure back-to-back league wins when they travel to the Olympic Stadium to face West Ham United, having secured a 2-0 win against Chelsea prior to the international break – a game that Zouma was unavailable for due to loan rulings.


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