Jose Mourinho, Kurt Zouma

The Daily Star newspaper is today confirming that French defender Kurt Zouma has been in Contact with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho over a move to Stamford Bridge effectively dealing a blow to both Liverpool and Manchester United.

The 19-year-old French defender who currently plays in Ligue 1 for Saint-Etienne has been ear marked by French national team coach Didier Deschamps as a future captain of the French team.

When speaking about the chance to play abroad Zouma said: “Well, it’s true. There has been an advanced contact.”

“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’s agent Alexandre Bonnefond has said recently that a move to the Premier League is getting closer by the day.