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Zouma Deal Close

As the January transfer window enters it`s final few hours, the overnight news intimates that Chelsea are very close to signing a defender.

It would appear that our apparent interest in the St Etienne centre back Kurt Zouma could see a deal being struck today.

The reports we stumbled across infer that Chelsea and the French club have agreed a fee of somewhere in the region of £13.3 million.

However, we`re unlikely to see the player appear in a Chelsea shirt this season as we understand one of the terms and conditions of the deal was that Zouma would be loaned back to St Etienne until the end of the current season.

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The Journalist

Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 31 2014

Time: 7:39AM

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Hopefully a top future prospect. But we could have really used a striker, even a loan move for some promising young player, just another option besides Eto'o. Torres is getting more injury prone, while Jose just doesn't seem to trust BA one bit. It's a big weakness for us right now. :(
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31/01/2014 08:00:00

Good buy. He is strong, fast n good in the air. He may also become a future captain not just in cfc but france too. Good luck KURT ZOUMA!!
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31/01/2014 08:02:00

There is a picture of him flying around on twitter where he was holding the chelsea shirt over there at cobham. Don't know how original the picture is but we should expect a confirmation from the club very soon if true.
don delsy
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31/01/2014 08:38:00

A good prospect and i wont mind his signature.
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31/01/2014 08:40:00

Mancity going for porto pair eliaquim mangala n fernando.
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31/01/2014 08:42:00

It's a photoshop pic.
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31/01/2014 08:43:00

Any news about walace from inter?the boy has not been playing and he should have been recalled n loaned elsewhere.
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31/01/2014 08:56:00

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31/01/2014 09:06:00

Buying kourt means omeruo and kalas has simply not convinced mou enough. Hope he comes here and impress
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31/01/2014 09:06:00

Skynews:cfc refused to comment but st etienne atleast accepted the deal is there.
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31/01/2014 10:22:00

Good buy but are we going to trust him enough to include him in next year team? Not sure. Trust me he will be loan out next season and gradually fade away. We already have few players of similar qualities on loans.
jollyheart Torres
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31/01/2014 10:59:00

blue5, Wallace doesn't have a visa and he can't set foot in England at the moment, so unless Chelsea find a new club to loan him to they can't recall him.
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31/01/2014 11:47:00

Fernando of Porto would free Matic and Mikel to attack. He's a real DM.
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31/01/2014 12:19:00

Chelsea have confirmed kourt zuma has signed.
nwobi ebuka
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31/01/2014 12:55:00

@foreign_viewer.Free Mikel to attack,what?ha ha.Best joke I've heard this year,so far.
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31/01/2014 13:18:00

@cobhamblue thanks.hope he gets a new team though
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31/01/2014 13:26:00

Unnecessary signing, we don't need another young CB.... what has happened to Chalobah, Kalas, Ake, Omeruo.... Just bring back PVA and Bertrand for LB, move Azpi back to RB, and we will have Cahil, JT, Luiz at CB... Iva can be back-up for both RB and CB... 7th signing of the season....
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31/01/2014 13:33:00

Mikel can attack and score. He does it for Nigeria. You know that.
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31/01/2014 14:04:00

Why spend 13-16m on a player that may not get into the 1st team in 2 years? What becomes of the so many 18-24 year old defenders we have loaned out/in the academy? At times am forced to think we just buy players in order to stop our rivals having them. Hope he proves me wrong!
jim shimfe
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31/01/2014 14:23:00

@F V. You keep talking about other players as "real DM's" so you don't think we have already got any. Come on man stop putting down our team. It must be such fun being you!
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31/01/2014 14:51:00

lmao, Jim shife, u know what u have to do, save this article and check back after a year.
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31/01/2014 15:19:00

Opta:zouma is the youngest player to have made over 100 clearances in europe's big 5 leagues in 2013/14 so far!
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31/01/2014 15:33:00

the lad is a young beast, if mourinho work on him he's going to be the best CBs in the world soon
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31/01/2014 15:49:00

Would be nice if this deal seals Mikel having to make way for Luiz in the midfield. Would also ease up tension here not having to deal with irrational demograpicaly biased fans.
Pavel Permiachkin
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31/01/2014 15:54:00

It's a global game. Not like NFL "football" or "World" Series baseball. If Mikel leaves the fans will remain.
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31/01/2014 16:44:00

It's a global game. Not like NFL "football" or "World" Series baseball. If Mikel leaves the fans will remain.
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31/01/2014 16:46:00


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