Transfer Update: Kurt Zouma

One of the most talented French centre-backs has made some uncomfortable statements for his current employers Saint Etienne to stomach. He could be on the move:

Tuesday 7th July 2013

Kurt Zouma has announced that he will be staying put at St Etienne for one more season at least.

Thursday 4th July 2013:

We now understand that Wolfsburg have made a formal enquiry for the player.

Tuesday 2nd July 2013:

Kurt Zouma spoke to L’Equipe about Anzhi interest:

“Anzhi?” I have heard some rumours but I know nothing else. I do not want to talk about my future. For now I will play in the World Cup and focus on the game against Turkey and then after we will see what happens.”

Zouma’s agent has also stressed to Le10Sport that there is a large chance that the player stays at the club, despite previous comments he has made claiming the player wants a move.

According to @mohamedbouhafsi Cardiff have made a €10m + offer for Saint Etienne’s Kurt Zouma.

Saturday 29th June 2013:

Kurt Zouma’s father and agent has ruled out a move to Liverpool for his client among other things: ‘Kurt and Liverpool, that is finished. The reported offer of €29m by France Football from Newcastle for Aubameyang and Zouma is also completely false.’

Both Newcastle and Liverpool are effectively out of the race.

Thursday 27th June 2013:

France Football make shocking claims this afternoon that the centre back will be bid for by Newcastle in a 29 Million euro offer for both Zouma and fellow team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. These claims are unconfirmed by us and to be honest could be a bit off the mark, with both players supposedly valued around the €15m mark. We shall have to wait and see if there is any truth in these reports. France Football have the individual bid for Zouma at the 13 Million euro mark.

Tuesday 25th June 2013:

Kurt Zouma’s agent has this morning denied any contact with Chelsea.

Monday 24th June 2013:

The Daily Mail suggested yesterday that Chelsea were now turning to Zouma after being priced out of a move for Mangala of Porto. Get French Football News understands that Liverpool have not given up on signing the youngster either.

Kurt Zouma later said this on the reported Chelsea interest: ‘If you hear of interest from Chelsea and a great manager like Jose Mourinho, you take notice.’

Russian side Anzhi are also being linked with the player.

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