West Ham has a shot at the signing of Kurt Zouma for about 30 million euros. What seems like one more sale in a splendid Chelsea summer in which they have raised more than 100 million in exits, it is actually the key to a key operation: the signing of Jules Koundé. If the ‘blues’ make room for their defense by freeing Zouma, The next step is to try to convince Sevilla with an offer that allows them to sign Koundé.
Zouma, who has not played any of the first two days of the Premier League, is one of the centrals that Thomas Tuchel has in the squad. Thiago Silva, Antonio Rüdiger, Andreas Christensen, César Azpilicueta, in addition to the emergence of the young Trevoh Chalobah, who will be offered a new contract, are the faces to occupy the center of the Stamford Bridge rear, almost always with three centrals in the scheme. If Zouma leaves, the 26-year-old French center-back will be replaced by another French … 22-year-old.
Total, Chelsea has grossed over $ 100 million in sales over the summer. The last one, yesterday: Zappacosta to Atalanta for 9 million of euros. To the Italian lane we must add a long list of footballers: Tammy Abraham (to Rome for 40 million), Fikayo Tomori (to AC Milan for 30), Marc guehi (to the Crystal Palace for 23), Valentino Livramento (to Southampton for 6), Victor moses (to Spartak Moscow for 5), Olivier Giroud (to AC Milan by 1) … and other homegrown players such as Bate, Peart-Harris, Ekwah or Simeu who have also left around a million each in the club’s coffers, depending on the goals they achieve. In addition, two other players are about to close their outings: Kenedy and Ugbo, so the list is not over yet.
Chelsea managed the signing of Romelu Lukaku for 115 million, an amount that has already been raised thanks to the departures. If they can agree to the transfer of Zouma to West Ham, the possibility of Koundé will be much more real … and much cheaper.