Valencia join Marseille in race to sign Chelsea defender

Chelsea centre-back Kurt Zouma is set for talks with Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion

Chelsea centre-back Kurt Zouma is set for talks with Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion

Chelsea's transfer window so far has been underwhelming but is it bad enough to hurt their aspirations for the upcoming season?

Zouma left training on Wednesday to hold talks with Stoke who retain an interest in signing Bruno Martins Indi too from Porto following his loan last season.

A number of sides in the Premier League and overseas have made enquiries about taking Zouma on loan next season, with Chelsea open to the idea of sending him out temporarily to help him rediscover his form and fitness after a serious knee injury.

Spanish giants Valencia have reportedly joined the race to sign Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma this summer.

Zouma has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge for the past two months.

Zouma is expected to leave Stamford Bridge on loan this summer as he looks to secure regular first team football in a World Cup year; Zouma is hoping to go to Russian Federation with the France squad.

2015/16 - After becoming a certain starter, winning a squad-high 64% of his duels, the imposing 6ft 3in defender suffered a horrendous knee injury against Manchester United in February 2016.

The 22-year-old centre-back made only three starts in the Premier League last season and played three FA Cup matches for his club.

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