Valencia turn attention to Chelsea’s Zouma

Valencia has joined clubs interested in Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma, according to reports.

22-year-old defender Zouma has been linked with a summer departure after recovering from a serious knee injury last season at Stamford Bridge.

The former Saint-Etienne man made just 13 appearances for the Blues last term but boss Antonio Conte has reportedly told him to seek regular football elsewhere and fully recover.

Sevilla has been linked already this summer, whilst Premier League duo West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City have also been monitoring his situation.

Whilst the aforementioned have been keen – Valencia, who are desperate to bolster their defensive options – are keen to sign him.

French defender Eliaquim Mangala was expected to return to the club this summer but he is now set to join Paris Saint-Germain.

Zouma began his career with Saint-Etienne and made his first-team debut at the age of 16, before moving to London in 2014 for a fee of £12 million.

He has represented the French national side at all youth levels and the senior side on two occasions.

Source: La Liga News