Italian side Sampdoria have confirmed their interest in Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma ahead of the summer transfer window, reports talkSPORT.
The club president has been speaking in a recent interview and has confirmed that the club are looking into the possibility of signing the 20-year-old due to his impressive stature and physical presence.
Zouma's Chelsea Career
Zouma joined the Premier League side back in 2013 from French side St Etienne, and despite paying £13million for the young star, he is yet to break into the first-team and is finding himself more often than not on the subs bench.
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The centre-back has been slowly introduced into first-team football by Jose Mourinho, playing the odd-game this season, but with Gary Cahill and John Terry continuing to impress and build a strong partnership, Zouma is struggling to get a consistent run of games in the first-team.
The Frenchman is seen as the long-term replacement for club-captain Terry, and that is why Mourinho coughed up so much for him two years ago, but with first-team opportunities still limited, the centre-back could start becoming restless.
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Zouma still has three-and-a-half years left on his current contract at Stamford Bridge, so if any deal does arise, Sampdoria would have to be willing to pay big money, but that hasn't put off the president.
Speaking in a recent interview, Massimo Ferrero admitted that he would love to add Zouma to his side because of his physical presence in the heart of the midfield.
The Serie A side have already added Niklas Moisander to their team from Ajax, with Ferrero praising his stature in defence, and he has confirmed that he would love to add Zouma alongside him.
"I already signed [Niklas] Moisander from Ajax and I am trying to get Zouma, because they are very physical players," said Ferrero.
Since 2014, Zouma has only made 14 appearances for Chelsea in the Premier League.
Possible Loan Deal
A possible option could be a season-long loan deal.
This would see Sampdoria get their man for the season and would also benefit Chelsea with the youngster getting valuable game-time on a regular basis throughout the year.
Whether Ferrero or Mourinho would want a loan deal is yet to be seen, especially from Chelsea's point of view as they see Zouma as their third-choice centre-back.