According to a report by the Daily Mail, Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma’s current ‘priority’ is to join West Ham United across London.
The Lowdown: West Ham in Zouma talks…
The Hammers have been in negotiations for Zouma over this last week as West Ham continue the chase for a new centre-half.
It is believed that snapping up a new centre-back is now manager David Moyes’ top priority ahead of 2021/22 before he swoops for a striker or attacking midfield player.
Along with Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenkovic, the 26-year-old is on the agenda as this news emerges on the Chelsea player’s stance.
The Latest: Zouma has ‘priority’ to join West Ham…
As per the Daily Mail, Zouma’s ‘priority’ is to sign for West Ham this summer as he seeks a move across the English capital.
However, Chelsea value the player at around £25m and it remains to be seen whether the Irons go that high to secure his services.
Zouma, for his part, wants a move to east London and even has his ‘heart set’ on that switch over being included in any kind of swap deal as the Blues eye Jules Kounde.
The Verdict: Get it done…
The 26-year-old would undoubtedly be a brilliant defensive addition for Moyes going by his credentials and exploits last season. He averaged an impressive 90.9% pass accuracy out from the back for Chelsea over 22 Premier League starts, highlighting his composure and assurance as a defender (WhoScored).
Lauded as a ‘beast of a player’ by former England international and Chelsea legend John Terry (Instagram Live via Tribuna), the Frenchman could definitely prove to be a brilliant signing if West Ham can get it done.
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