As per the news outlet, both off their offers were rejected by Frank Lampard’s team, and thus he has remained at Stamford Bridge for the 2020/21 term.
Does Zouma get into the Everton starting eleven currently?
Zouma apparently would not have looked unfavourably at moving to either club too, but the Blues were demanding nearly €45m (£40.4m) for his services anyway.
Chelsea snubbed offers for Zouma last summer too
Indeed, Chelsea reportedly snubbed offers for Zouma in the 2019/20 summer transfer window, with Lampard not wanting to sell his ‘fantastic’ asset.
The France international spent the 2018/19 season on loan at Goodison Park from Stamford Bridge and it is safe to say that he did well, winning 4.8 of his duels per game in the Premier League as well as averaging 3.8 clearances, 1.7 interceptions and one tackle a match, keeping no fewer than 10 clean sheets in the process (Sofascore).
Perhaps it is not a surprise then that Carlo Ancelotti’s side went back in for him this summer.
Should Everton have signed Zouma?
In hindsight, it may not have been a wise idea for the Merseyside club to sign Zouma if they were already going to bring in Ben Godfrey from Norwich City as well.
However, if the 26 year-old was their prime target, then there it no doubt that he would have been a good signing for the Toffees.
Not only would the Blues have stolen him from a top-flight rival, but given his previous exploits at Goodison Park, the central defender would have had no problems settling into life on Merseyside again.
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