West Ham stay in talks with Chelsea over a transfer for Kurt Zouma, however Fiorentina centre-back Nikola Milenkovic has emerged as a extra financially viable possibility, stories declare.
In response to Sky Sports activities, the Blues are open to let Zouma go away this summer time however the Hammers are unwilling to pay the £25million asking charge and his excessive wages.
It’s believed the 26-year-old is completely satisfied to stay at Chelsea if a deal can’t be struck, along with his present contract ending in 2023.
Chelsea initially seemed to make use of Zouma as a part of deal to signal Jules Kounde from Sevilla, having additionally provided £30m to the Spanish outfit in addition to the participant.
They, nevertheless, wished extra money for the 22-year-old defender, who has a launch clause of £68m.
West Ham, in the meantime, have recognized Fiorentina ace Nikola Milenkovic as a possible different to Zouma.
The 23-year-old, who has made 28 appearances for Serbia, has only one 12 months left on his present contract.
Chelsea and Sevilla are nonetheless discussing a deal for Kounde and Spanish soccer professional Terry Gibson reckons the Blues might have made a shrewd acquisition available in the market.
“He can be a superb match for anyone within the Premier League and it’s no shock that Chelsea are attempting to get him,” Gibson informed talkSPORT final week.
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“He’s a diminutive central defender, however he’s actually good within the air. He’s fast, good on the ball and might play centre-back and proper again as nicely.
“I feel he’s a superb participant however I’d be surpised if it occurs as a result of Sevilla, having bought Bryan Gil, the participant they wished to maintain is Jules Kounde.
“They’re hoping that the funds acquired from Gil would allow them to maintain him, however it seems maybe the participant believes it is likely to be time to maneuver on to a membership which is difficult for the title.”