Chelsea transfer news: Turkish giants plot move for young star whose place is under threat after Rudiger deal

Chelsea transfer news: Turkish giants plot move for Kurt Zouma, whose place is under threat after Rudiger deal

Turkish Super League champions Besiktas have made an enquiry regarding Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma.

The Turkish outlet Futbol Arena claim that Zouma is present on the Istanbul giant’s transfer shortlist this summer.

Furthermore, the report states that Besiktas have asked Chelsea about the availability of the young defender. Besiktas are on the lookout for a new centre-back after offloading Marcelo to the Ligue 1 side Lyon.

Zouma’s place at Chelsea has been cast in doubt following the Blue’s signing of Antonio Rüdiger from Roma.

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The France international also failed to break into Chelsea’s first team last season, despite the Blues playing a three-man defence under Antonio Conte.

However, Chelsea have no intention of letting their young defender leave on a permanent deal. The Daily Mail confirmed that Zouma has agreed a new four-year deal with the London based club.

The Mail also states that Stoke City are also interested in signing Kurt Zouma on a season-long loan this summer.

The 22-year-old made 17 appearances for Chelsea last season.