Kurt Zouma is ‘wanted by both Everton and Leicester this summer… with Chelsea prepared to cash in on centre back following arrival of Thiago Silva’
- Kurt Zouma started Chelsea’s first two games of the season but has dropped out
- Arrival of Thiago Silva is expected to put Zouma further down the pecking order
- It has been reported that Everton and Leicester are both keen on a move for him
- The £36m-rated defender spent time at Goodison Park on loan back in 2018-19
Zouma started alongside Andreas Christensen in the opening two Premier League matches of the season, but the arrival of Thiago Silva from Paris Saint-Germain is expected to drop him out of the starting XI.
With that in mind, Le10 Sport report that Chelsea are willing to cash in on the Frenchman if the right offer comes in, with Leicester and Everton eyeing moves.
Kurt Zouma is wanted by both Everton and Leicester this summer, according to reports
Zouma scored against Brighton but has slipped down the pecking order under Frank Lampard
It is believed that Everton are the more interested party, with Zouma having spent a successful loan spell at the club in the 2018-19 season.
Zouma wasn’t even in Chelsea’s matchday squad for the game against West Brom at the weekend, leading to plenty of speculation surrounding his future.
It has been written that Chelsea would demand a fee in the region of £36million for Zouma should he leave in the summer transfer window.
The arrival of Thaigo Silva means Zouma’s game-time this season might be limited at Chelsea
Zouma (right) spent time on loan at Everton during the 2018-19 Premier League season
His current contract runs through until June 2023, leaving Chelsea in a strong negotiating position should they decide to sell the defender.
Antonio Rudiger is another centre back that Chelsea are preparing to offload, with Frank Lampard trying to trim his squad before the October deadline.
Tottenham are the latest shock club to be linked with the Germany international, who has fallen way down the pecking order under Lampard.