- Marco Silva wants Everton to sign Zouma permanently.
- Blues are asking for £30 million ($38m) to part with the Frenchman.
Everton begins talks with Chelsea to secure a permanent deal for France International Kurt Zouma following a successful loan spell at Goodison Park.
The Merseyside boss has emphasized he wants Zouma’s return on a permanent basis. The 24-year-old made 38 appearances across all competition, he played a key role to Marco Silva’s side finishing eight in the League.
Chelsea is ready to part ways with the two-time Premier League winner except the right price is offered, the Blues are asking for a fee worth £30 million ($38m) for the 24-year-old.
The Frenchman though still has four more years on his current contract at the Bridge, the exit of former Blues captain, Gary Cahill, and the injured Antonio Rudiger now might be the time Chelsea gives him a chance in the starting eleven.
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The last two years Zouma has been on loan, his first spell was with Stoke City in the 17/18 season before his move to Everton. The new manager coming in will decide where his future lies either in West London or Merseyside.
Derby has granted Chelsea permission to begin negotiation with Lampard over the managerial position, Derby County has also excused the 41-year-old manager from pre-season training till a conclusion is reached.
Chelsea is willing to pay a £4m compensation fee to release Lampard from his contract with Derby. The Chelsea legend will also be bringing some of his backroom staff from Pride Park if the deal falls through.
Several Chelsea loanees such as Ethan Ampadu, Jake Clarke-Salter, Fikayo Tomori, Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham including Kurt Zouma will all be waiting on the result of Chelsea’s negotiation talks with Lampard before their futures are decided.
Meanwhile, Savechelsea.net also report Chelsea has parted ways with Gonzalo Higuain.
Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain has returned to his parent club Juventus after an unsuccessful loan move earlier in January. Chelsea chose neither of the options, either to extend his loan move or making his signing permanent.