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Chelsea Risk Losing £12m Signing To London Rivals

Tottenham are reportedly becoming increasingly confident they can land Kurt Zouma from Chelsea this summer, reports say. Chelsea Risk Losing £12m Signing To London Rivals

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Jose Mourinho has identified Kurt as his top defensive target this summer having worked along with the centre-back in his second spell as Chelsea manager.

He has managed to force his way back into Frank Lampard’s plans in June, but the Frenchman is expected to be offloaded as the Blues aim to strengthen their backline.

Lampard is interested in adding West Ham star Declan Rice to his ranks and keen to convert the defensive midfielder into a centre-back.

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The Express claim Jose is growing more and more optimistic Kurt will be available in the next transfer market, but Spurs will face stern competition from Everton.

Carlo Ancelotti is also a fan of Kurt after the 25-year-old’s loan spell at Goodison Park last year.

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The Blues are expected to slap a £25million price tag on Kurt, who would join a select group of stars to join Spurs directly from Chelsea. Chelsea Risk Losing £12m Signing To London Rivals

Only three players have done so in the PL era, with ’s move in 2001 the most high profile of those transfers.

Jose has so far been unable to make any serious changes to his Spurs side having joined the club last November.

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The Portuguese is hopeful there will be transfer funds available in the next market, but admitted he may miss out on his prime targets.

‘I don’t feel very comfortable to speak about [what I want] publicly,’ Jose said about his transfer plans.

‘One thing is what I would like and, of course, Mr (Daniel) Levy knows what I would like.

‘But I know the situation perfectly. And that’s why I say, “I would like” and I don’t say, “I want”.’

 

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