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French Wonderkid In ‘Advanced Contact’ with Chelsea After Mourinho Phone Call

Kurt Zouma has had ‘advanced contact’ with Stamford Bridge outfit.

 

 

 

Saint-Etienne centre back Kurt Zouma says he has had ‘advanced contract’ with Chelsea.

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The 19-year-old is one of the most-highly rated young players in Ligue 1 and the Blues have reportedly been tracking the youngster for the past 18 months.

On Tuesday, Zouma’s agent Alexandre Bonnefond admitted some ‘big clubs’ from the Serie A, Ligue 1 and the Premier League were interested in his client and the defender has now confirmed that he has spoken directly with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

“Well, it’s true. There has been an advanced contact,” Zouma told French daily L’Equipe.

“At first I thought it was a joke. But I quickly took his call seriously. A great man like Jose Mourinho phoning a small player like Kurt Zouma, it’s nice.

“It does not happen to you every day and it is a great sign of respect and trust.

“I will always take Chelsea. I loved this club since childhood and blue is my favourite colour.

“In my head, it is clear: I want a change. When going abroad, it’s make or break. But it is a risk worth taking.”

Zouma, who is targeting a place in France’s World Cup squad for next summer’s tournament in Brazil, has been heralded by Les Bleus head-coach Didier Deschamps as a future captain of the national team but was banned for ten matches earlier in the season for a horror tackle on Thomas Guerbert, which left the Sochaux player with a broken leg.

Manchester City have also been linked with a move for Zouma.

Watch Zouma’s horror tackle below:

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