Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma is reportedly wanted by Premier League rivals Everton this summer, after his successful loan spell with them last season.

The 24-year-old became a key performer at Goodison Park last season and the Toffees want him to return on a permanent basis.

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According to the Telegraph, Everton have commenced talks with Chelsea about signing the French centre-back.

The report details that the powerhouse won’t come cheap and it remains to be seen if the Blues will offload him given a looming transfer ban.

Zouma got back to playing regular football last season with Everton and rediscovered the kind of form he had when he first broke into the Chelsea first team.

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The £40,000-a-week ace (Spotrac) has been at Stamford Bridge since 2014 and was in the Blue side before a bad injury problem.

He’s very much back towards his best right now and he proved that he can be a consistent performer in the Premier League.

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Chelsea need to work out which centre-backs they want to continue with next season, but that very much depends on who is in the manager’s spot.

David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger were the most used combination in the heart of defence last season, but the likes of Andreas Christensen, Fikayo Tomori and Zouma may feel they can break that at Stamford Bridge.

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