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Chelsea Set to Sign £13m French Wonderkid

Stamford Bridge side close in on teenage defender.

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Chelsea are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign Saint-Etienne defender Kurt Zouma according to the Metro.

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The 19 year old defender’s agent has revealed that his client is in late stage talks with a number of clubs including most specifically a Premier League side, with this source claiming confidently that Jose Mourinho is the man winning the race to sign the French Under 21 international.

The tough tackling centre-back is in the middle of a ten match ban garnered following a hideous leg breaking tackle on Sochaux midfielder Thomas Guerbert and Saint-Etienne are looking to sell the starlet for a fee of around £13m.

Blues boss Mourinho may well see Zouma as an ideal defensive addition that can boost the club’s options at the back in the short term whilst perhaps being seen as a long term replacement for 33 year old veteran John Terry.

Zouma is already into his third season in the Ligue 1 side’s first team set-up and is considered one of the hottest prospects in French football.

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