Manchester United push for a final summer signing as they have opened discussions with Chelsea for a potential transfer for Kurt Zouma on deadline day.
Every year’s transfer deadline day proves to be better than the previous one. This year’s deadline day is a few hours away, and yet, there has been so much drama. Sometime back, Chelsea announced the arrival of Mateo Kovacic on loan from Real Madrid and the sale of Thibaut Courtois to the Whites.
News is now emerging that Manchester United approached Chelsea over a potential move for Kurt Zouma.
The 23 year old has not been actively participating for Chelsea this season in their friendlies. He spent the last season on loan at Stoke City.
Breaking | Manchester United have opened discussions with Chelsea over the purchase of French central defender Kurt Zouma, according to L’Équipe. More follows.
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) August 8, 2018
Having no future secured at Chelsea, there are a few clubs that have been hovering over the French’s situation at the club. Everton and Manchester United are the two clubs ready to battle it out on deadline day. The Toffees are looking for a central defender under Marco Silva’s authority, but are ready to only make a loan move.
Contrastingly, Manchester United are ready to sign Zouma permanently. The Red Devils have been in the market for a centre back but with less than 24 hours till the transfer window shuts, they are ready to buy anyone available in the market.
The Red Devils are looking at Zouma as a replacement for new target Jerome Boateng. They are not willing to a hefty fee of Alderweireld from Spurs. Meanwhile, Leicester City have rejected two bids for Harry Maguire despite the player’s intention to leave for a bigger club. No contact has been made for Barcelona’s Yerry Mina.
Kurt Zouma and Jose Mourinho know each other since their days together at Chelsea in 2014/15 and the first half of 2015/16. He would be hoping to sign at least one player within the timeframe available ahead of 5pm UK time on Thursday. The Red Devils begin their Premier League on Friday night at the Old Trafford against Leicester City.