Metro seem to be providing all the gossip this afternoon at the Football Transfer Tavern as they claim that Chelsea are ready to offer Saint-Etienne any price for one of their top players.
The Blues and Jose Mourinho are so keen on defender Kurt Zouma that they have told the Ligue 1 side to name their price this summer as they attempt to lure him to Stamford Bridge and make him one of the new stars of Jose Mourinho’s second coming.
Mourinho considers the 18-year-old French Under-20 international to be the next Raphael Varane – who he of course brought into the first team at Real Madrid and saw the player’s stock rise considerably.
Now it seems Zouma is the next on his list and Mourinho is even thought to have approached the French side personally over a potential move.
The club are also thought to be set to join the race for Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney – who has made it known his favoured destination is that of Stamford Bridge and the Blues have also signed Andre Schurrle this summer so far. As with Mourinho’s first spell in charge, no expense is spared and Saint-Etienne are about to find that out with the Blues pursuit of Zouma.