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Premier League transfer target banned for 10 games

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Saint-Etienne defender Kurt Zouma, a reported target for Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and others, has been given a 10 match suspension for a robust challenge that left his opponent with a fractured leg and dislocated ankle.

The 19-year-old was sent off in the 0-0 draw away to Sochaux last weekend following a diving tackle on Thomas Guerbert, and Zouma's ban has been retrospectively increased by the French Football Federation.

Guerbert is expected to be sidelined for around six months due to the severity of the injuries sustained, which resulted in the French midfielder requiring surgery to repair the damage inflicted.

Zouma, meanwhile, could see his suspension impact on a potential move away from the club in January, with Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool all credited with likely interest in the transfer window.

Manchester United have been linked with a number of central defenders in recent months, with the likes of Eliaquim Mangala and Ezequiel Garay reported targets, with David Moyes seemingly intent on reinforcing his backline.

Chelsea have also been mentioned as possible suitors for Mangala, and Jose Mourinho could go head-to-head with the Premier League champions for a number of targets come the transfer window.

Liverpool, meanwhile, would appear less likely to require new recruits in central defence, having signed Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure in the summer.

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