Chelsea youngster is ‘dream’ Fiorentina transfer target

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Serie A side Fiorentina are very keen on landing Chelsea youngster Kurt Zouma, with Italian source Corriere dello Sport claiming that Blues’ defensive player is the club’s ‘dream’ transfer target.

The French international has seen action already this term, with Jose Mourinho having dropped both John Terry and Gary Cahill at points this season.

Zouma impressed last season when used in a defensive-midfield role, but has been used as a centre-back in 2015/16, with mixed results.

The towering starlet doesn’t lack heart and stamina, but is still feeling his way into Premier League life and is certainly something of a raw commodity at present. However, this hasn’t lessened Fiorentina’s interest in the former Saint-Etienne man.

Fiorentina took Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah on loan last season, as part of the deal that saw Juan Cuadrado move to Stamford Bridge in January (via the Express), and the Egyptian greatly impressed before completing a loan move to AS Roma during the summer transfer window.

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It is clear that Jose Mourinho rates Zouma highly, and as such, there seems little reason the Chelsea manager would entertain offers for a player with obvious potential, at least not for a permanent departure. Given that the young talent is being given a good run of action in the first-team set-up at the moment, one imagines the 20-year-old would be happy to remain at the West London club.

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