Besiktas prepare loan bid for Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma

Besiktas prepare loan bid for Chelsea right-back Kurt Zouma [divider]

Beşiktaş are set to make Chelsea a loan offer for centre-back Kurt Zouma.

The Black Eagles have been keeping tabs on the 20-year-old as they continue their search for a defender.

Slaven Bilic recently revealed that Beşiktaş are scouting five players and hope to sign one of two players over the winter break.

“There are 5-6 candidates we are looking into,” Bilic said.

Beşiktaş have been in talks with Chelsea over a deal for close co-operation between the first teams, academies, training support and joint scouting projects.

Black Eagles president Fikret Orman confirmed that they were working with Chelsea to sign a player.

“We are working together with Chelsea to sign a player,” Orman said.

Zouma joined Chelsea from Saint-Étienne for £12.85 last January. The French U21 international has one goal in five appearances for the Blues this season.