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Everton interested in signing Chelsea centre-back

Everton interested in signing Chelsea centre-back

Zouma on Everton radar

Everton have reportedly expressed an interest in signing Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma before the transfer window concludes on Thursday.

The Toffees are presently with just two senior centre-backs in Michael Keane and Phil Jagielka following a pre-season injury to Mason Holgate.

As a result, Marco Silva is desperate to pursue a new recruit before the transfer deadline and according to The Mirror, Zouma has been highlighted as the prime target.

Nevertheless, the Blues are unlikely to part ways with Zouma on a permanent deal and the Toffees may only sign the France international on a season-long loan.

Zouma spent the previous campaign on loan with Stoke City where he was impressive and this earned him a spot in France's preliminary squad for the World Cup.

As things stand, the former Saint-Etienne graduate has no assurances of gametime at Stamford Bridge and he may take the option of another loan spell to secure regular first-team football.