The Hammers are negotiating with the Blues over a move for Kurt Zouma.
made a move toChelsea
in 2014 from Saint-Etienne but his contract is due to expire in two years.
There has been talks of a player-plus-cash offer forSevilla
’s Jules Kounde but speculations suggest that 26-year-old Zouma would like to join the Hammers.
are ready to offer a £20m deal for the France international but it’s lower than what Chelsea demanded.
The Frenchman has appeared in 150 matches for the Blues, meeting the back of the net 10 times. He has contributed to two Premier League title wins, three FA Cups, the League Cup and Champions League.
However, after Thomas Tuchel started his reign at Stamford Bridge, Zouma has featured in 13 matches and the German tactician would rather play Antonio Rudiger.
Rudiger’s contract is also reaching its end and he was frozen out when Frank Lampard was in charge.