Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Everton open Kurt Zouma talks, Sarri SNUBS Jorginho reunion | Football | Sport
Thursday, June 20
- Chelsea and Everton have opened talks over the signing of defender Kurt Zouma
- Maurizio Sarri doesn’t intend to sign Chelsea midfielder Jorginho
- Frank has told Derby’s players that he will quit the club to join Chelsea
- Talks are underway and Chelsea are ready to offer the 40-year-old a three-year contract
Everton open Zouma talks
Chelsea and Everton have opened talks over the signing of defender Kurt Zouma, according to the Telegraph.
Zouma, 24, spent last season on loan with the Toffees and formed an excellent partnership with centre-back Michael Keane.
With fellow loanee Andre Gomes’ permanent Goodison Park arrival seemingly sorted – Marcel Brands and Marco Silva now want Zouma on a long-term contract.
However, Chelsea’s two-window transfer ban, Antonio Rudiger’s lengthy injury and a new manager still to be appointed – the Blues may be reluctant to do business.
Jorginho staying after Sarri snub
Maurizio Sarri doesn’t intend to sign Chelsea midfielder Jorginho.
And with Sarri back in Serie A – many suspected the 27-year-old midfielder would follow shortly after.
However, the Daily Mail claim Sarri thinks Miralem Pjanic is more than capable of fulfilling that role.
Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos revealed the player is open to a reunion with the Italian boss
“Chelsea have a four-year contract with the lad. We’ll wait a few days to figure out whether there is any truth in this interest,” Santos said.
Frank Lampard latest
Frank has told Derby’s players that he will quit the club to join Chelsea – if he gets the right offer.
Derby are yet to receive a formal offer from Chelsea for their former player, who led the Midlands club to the Championship play-offs this season.
However, initial talks are underway, and the Stamford Bridge club are ready to offer the 40-year-old a three-year contract.
Lampard himself is on holiday in the south of France, but Derby, who want £4million to release the former England midfielder from the remaining two years of his current deal, are already preparing for his departure.