Chelsea demand €30m for Kurt Zouma
Chelsea are prepared to demand in excess of €30m to sell centre-back Kurt Zouma, amid reported interest from Roma.
The 26-year-old tumbled down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge following the arrival of Thomas Tuchel, making just nine appearances in the Premier League across the second half of the campaign, many of which were enforced through injuries to other defenders.
With Chelsea on the hunt for a new centre-back this summer, it was recently reported that Zouma is expected to leave the Bridge before the new season begins, and now RMC Sport‘s Loic Tanzi has added that a fee of €30m will be needed to get the job done.
The news of the asking price comes amid links to Roma and a reunion with Jose Mourinho, with whom he worked at Chelsea between 2014 and 2015. The boss was also tipped to move for Zouma during his time with Tottenham last year.
Roma are expected to push for a loan move for Zouma, but that does not work for Chelsea, who would rather sell him outright to help fund the £150m bid for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.