- Kurt Zouma could be joining Premier League side West Ham United on a permanent basis this summer according to reports
- It was gathered that a verbal agreement which reportedly is around an excess of £30million has been reached
- Zouma could not seal his place in the Chelsea starting line up under Frank Lampard and now Thomas Tuchel seems to have moved on
Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma could seal a permanent move away from the Stamford Bridge as he is reportedly closing in on a deal to join West ham United, SPORTbible reports.
The Frenchman has been linked with several clubs and now he is set to depart Chelsea on a permanent basis as he is said to have verbally agreed a deal with West Ham.
It was gathered via SB Nation that a deal in excess of £30million has been agreed for the French centre back who joined Chelsea in 2014.
Zouma had loan spells with Premier League clubs Stoke City and Everton in recent times as he was unable to break into the Blues' starting line-up under Frank Lampard.
Manager Thomas Tuchel seems to have moved on with other players and Zouma now feels the time is right to leave Stamford Bridge. .
David Moyes looks set to land his man should Zouma, who has eight caps for France, be able to lower his £125k a week demands.
There is no doubt the 26-year-old is proven at Premier League level despite him only making 99 appearances for Chelsea in a seven year spell at the club. His only appearance this season came in the UEFA Super Cup against Villarreal.
Arteta linked with Arsenal exit
Meanwhile, following their dismal start to a Premier league season, Arsenal are already weighing up their option of bringing ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conte to replace Mikel Arteta.
The Gunners have lost their first two games of the season, following 2-0 defeats to Brentford and bitter rivals Chelsea.
Manager Arteta has been heavily criticised and he is under pressure to deliver in their next five league matches before the international break in October.
Conte who guided Inter Milan to their first Serie A title in 11 years left his job earlier in the summer and he remains available.
Ronaldo’s future at Juventus remains unclear
Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo's reign at Juventus may come to an end this summer despite having about 10 months left on his current deal with the Italian League giants.
The 36-year-old has been linked with a return to former clubs, Manchester United, and Real Madrid, while Paris Saint Germain showed interest in him signing him this transfer window.
But, the arrival of Lionel Messi may have forced the French League giants to shove their interest into the corners.