West Ham Close To Signing Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma For £25m

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Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma is close to joining West Ham for £25 million. Before returning to European play, Hammers manager David Moyes has been anxious to add to his team.

Zouma, 26, is undergoing medical examinations, and it is believed that personal terms have been agreed upon, with a contract nearing conclusion.

“We’ve had an offer accepted from Chelsea for Kurt,” Moyes stated, “although I couldn’t tell you if the physical has been finished yet.”

Last season, the France defender played 36 times for Chelsea, but Thomas Tuchel, who has been eyeing Sevilla’s France defender Jules Kounde, does not see him as a long-term prospect.
The Blues’ manager also revealed that a deal was close to being completed.

“There are negotiations between West Ham and Chelsea about Kurt,” Tuchel said. “Kurt right now is not with us but not because of these negotiations. He’s had some personal and family issues and we allowed him to travel to France.

Source: BBC Sport

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