Chelsea Poised to Launch £10m Bid for Talented Young French Centre-Back

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Stamford Bridge side want Saint-Etienne defender.

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Chelsea are readying a January bid for highly rated Saint-Etienne defender Kurt Zouma according to the Daily Mirror.

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The 19 year old centre-back has been in good form over the past two seasons and is considered one of the hottest prospects in European football and the Blues are ready to offer £10m for the French Under 21 international.

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Perhaps the fact that the player is in the middle of a ten match ban, handed to the youngster after a horrific tackle, will push Saint-Etienne to consider offers for Zouma.

Though Jose Mourinho can call upon the likes of John Terry, Gary Cahill, David Luiz and Branislav Ivanovic the Stamford Bridge boss clearly feels Zouma has a lot of potential and the starlet would be available for Champions League action.

Despite only turning 19 six weeks ago Zouma has already racked up 60 top tier appearances for Saint-Etienne and is already on the fringes of the senior French national team set-up.

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