Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge the summer, and the Blues have now set an asking price for the 26-year-old.
The Frenchman fell down the pecking order at the London club last season. He was the club’s fifth choice centre back behind Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen.
The defender needs to leave this summer in order to play regular first-team football, and he has been linked with a move to Roma recently.
The links with the Italian club certainly makes sense because of Jose Mourinho‘s presence at the helm.
The Portuguese manager was the one who signed Zouma for Chelsea back in 2014, and it will be interesting to see if he can provide the Frenchman with an exit route this summer.
Chelsea are prepared to sell the defender for a fee of around €30 million, but Roma are exploring the option of a loan deal.
Chelsea prefer to sell the player permanently, and it will be interesting to see how the situation develops over the next few weeks.
Zouma was rated as one of the best young defenders in the world when he moved to Chelsea, but his progression has stalled because of injury problems.
A move away from Stamford Bridge this summer would be ideal for all parties, and it remains to be seen whether any of the player’s suitors are willing to cough up €30 million for his services this summer.