Report: West Ham may actually have a chance to sign 'fantastic' player if they bid £25m
West Ham may have a chance of signing Kurt Zouma from Chelsea if they pay £25 million, the Telegraph report.
West Ham are interested in Zouma as David Moyes seeks to improve his defensive options next term.
Zouma appears to have fallen out of favour at Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel, with Jules Kounde nearing a move to Stamford Bridge.
But Chelsea want £25 million for their 26-year-old central defender, which is beyond what West Ham are currently offering.
Sky say that the Hammers are currently considering making a £20 million bid for Zouma, which seemingly falls short of Chelsea’s valuation.
Not far away
However, West Ham are not too far away from affording a deal for the French international, who was once described as “fantastic” by Chelsea manager Frank Lampard to Goal.com.
If West Ham were to move then Zouma could certainly be an appealing addition.
Not only is he Premier League hardened, but at the age of 26, he still has plenty of development left.
Zouma is a major threat in the air and his arrival at West Ham would help make them even stronger defensively.
If West Ham were to pair Zouma with Angelo Ogbonna and have the security of Tomas Soucek and Declan Rice ahead of them next term, they would have a really strong foundation to build upon.
And with West Ham now close to finding an agreeable price for the Chelsea man, it may be a transfer worth keeping an eye on over the coming days.