1 July 2019

Zouma A Top Priority For Everton  (Sky Sports)

Kurt ZoumaThe permanent signing of Kurt Zouma remains a top priority for Everton this summer, Sky Sports News understands.

The centre-half spent last season on loan at Goodison Park from Chelsea and became a key member of Marco Silva's side.

Zouma made 36 appearances for Everton last term, with his fine form earning him a recall to the France squad.

The Good Morning Transfers team confirmed Zouma remains a top target for Premier League club, who will also look to bring in a new striker.

Everton have already completed the permanent signing of Andre Gomes, who was also on loan last year, from Barcelona for £22m and Silva is keen to keep Zouma as well.

However, any potential deal could be complicated due to Chelsea's two-window transfer ban, which will prevent them from making any signings, and Zouma and other returning loan players could be set to play a bigger part for the club next season.

The club have taken their appeal against the ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after it was rejected by FIFA.

The Soccerlinks Hit List