Everton sign Zouma on loan from Chelsea

Transfer: Manchester United in talks to sign Chelsea defender

Transfer: Manchester United in talks to sign Chelsea defender

Everton are expected to finalise and confirm the loan signing of defender Kurt Zouma from Chelsea today - one day after the Premier League transfer window closed.

According to The Times, Everton are now on the brink of completing a deal for the French defender.

Zouma arrived at Chelsea in 2014, with a lot of excitement around his talent.

Zouma spent last season on loan at Stoke City, who were relegated to the Championship, after struggling for regular football during Chelsea's 2016-17 Premier League title-winning campaign.

Zouma subsequently missed almost one season of football before he made his return to the pitch. With his prospects unlikely to improve much at Chelsea this season, a move away from the Bridge makes sense.

NAIJ.com previously reported that Everton have reportedly move ahead of Manchester United to reach an agreement with Spanish giants Barcelona for defence ace Yerry Mina.

But, the Manchester United boss has only been met with disappointment in his bid to sign a centre-back, the latest coming in the form of Diego Godin's reported rejection.

Keane missed just eight Premier League matches in his debut season on Merseyside and having a strong, established central defensive partner alongside him should help the four-cap player to return to his best form and possibly force his way back into the England set-up.

The loan to Stoke City was seen as the flawless move to allow him to regain his match fitness, but it appears as though Zouma is still not in Chelsea's immediate plans.

The Toffees left it late to make an approach to loan the France global but as both sides submitted their paperwork before the 5pm deadline, the deal was allowed to proceed.

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