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Chelsea: Defender may follow Salah

Chelsea: Defender may follow Salah

by Tony Beaker

24th January 2014 12:19pm GMT

  

St Etienne defender Kurt Zouma is set to make a decision on where his future lies in the coming days, according to reports in France.

The young French defender is on the wanted list of some of Europe’s top clubs, including Premier League Chelsea and Manchester United.

Zouma, who missed 10 matches of the season through suspension, has been linked with a €10 million (£8.2 million) move this January transfer window and is understood to high on the list of targets for Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese boss is slowly rebuilding the squad at Stamford Bridge, bringing in highly rated European prospects. With the arrival of Mohamed Salah from Basel imminent, Mourinho has turned his attention to Zouma.

His pursuit could be handed a boost in the coming days as the 19-year-old looks to resolve his future in the coming days, according Le10Sport.

Officially St Etienne chairmen Bernard Caiazzo has said that he does not want to sell the defender unless they receive an extraordinary offer.

Although Zouma has previously stated he is committed to the team until at least the summer, he may well decide on a move should the right offer arrive.

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