French side getting close to adding Chelsea youngster to their ranks

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma might become the next Blues star to be shipped out on loan. The Frenchman missed almost a year out with an injury from the 2015/2016 season. He however recovered to make a few performances for the Blues towards the end of last season.

Zouma was looking forward to taking up a more prominent role at Stamford Bridge next season, but there are no guarantees from Antonio Conte who is looking to sign a new defender this season.

The only option for him right now seems to be spending this season out on loan, and French team, Nice are interested.

The Mario Balotelli-inspired side qualified for the Champions League for next season, and are looking to add some new quality players to their team. Their search for a new centre-back has been made even more important, as their last season centre back, Paul Baysse has left them to join Malaga in Spain.

Zouma would love to stay and fight for his place, a battle which now includes Andreas Christensen after the Dane returned from his impressive two years loan deal in Germany. © 2017 Frontier Theme