What Everton boss Marco Silva has told top brass about Kurt Zouma deal

EVERTON boss Marco Silva has told the club he wants Kurt Zouma tied down to a long-term deal.

Zouma was a big hit at Goodison Park last term after joining on loan for the campaign.

But it’s unclear if the France international will return as Chelsea are unable to draft in new faces this summer.

They’re facing a two-window transfer ban, meaning Gary Cahill, who departed at the end of the season, can’t be replaced.

And with Antonio Rudiger out injured, it’s left Zouma in limbo.

He’s the most experienced option the club have on the books to provide competition for David Luiz and Andreas Christensen.

Chelsea could decide to keep him to give incoming new manager Frank Lampard plenty of cover.

But if Zouma decides to push for a transfer back to Everton they could be forced to rethink that.

The Telegraph claimed last week that the Toffees have opened talks with Chelsea about a potential deal, having already agreed a price for fellow loan star from the 2018-19 campaign Andre Gomes.

It’s said Marco Silva has told top brass he wants both signed to long-term contracts.

Zouma claimed 12 months ago that he would return to Chelsea following his loan spell.

“I have always believed in myself since I started playing football at 16. I have always wanted to show myself at Chelsea since I have been there,” he said.

“I know my injuries stopped me in the way I wanted to play but injuries are part of football and I want to show people I can come back and play there.

“That’s why I need some game time at Everton here because they are a good team.”