West Ham have verbally agreed to pay Chelsea £25.7million for Kurt Zouma, in keeping with reviews. Nonetheless, Zouma’s wage calls for are at present proving to be a stumbling block within the deal. Chelsea will push by their curiosity in Jules Kounde if they’ll promote his fellow Frenchman.
Zouma has been linked with a transfer away from Chelsea in latest weeks.
The 26-year-old was rumoured to be provided to Sevilla in part-exchange with Kounde.
Nonetheless, Zouma desires to remain in London and each West Ham and Tottenham have an interest.
The Athletic says West Ham are the favourites to signal the previous Everton and Stoke loanee.
Former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf doesn’t suppose Kounde is a essential signing after the early-season performances of Chalobah.
Requested if Chelsea nonetheless must signal Kounde, Leboeuf informed ESPN FC: “That’s an excellent query, that’s an excellent query.
“I virtually had tears in my eyes once I noticed Trevoh Chalobah scoring, it was completely implausible. He was excellent within the Tremendous Cup and was good towards Crystal Palace.
“I’m very keen on that participant and I’ve doubts that Chelsea want one other defender.
“They have already got a lot of defenders and Chalobah is already on prime of who we had been pondering of.
“So what’s the purpose? Kounde is a implausible participant however you can not make everybody glad so what’s the purpose having Chalobah, Zouma, [Andreas] Christensen, [Antonio] Rudiger, Thiago Silva when most of them might be on the bench?
“It’s important to make selections, you could have two locations for 5 or 6 gamers, it’s too many. If Chalobah retains enjoying like this, they don’t want Kounde.”