Manchester United have already secured Juan Mata from Chelsea for a club-record transfer fee yesterday. David Moyes has insisted that it was “first of many”, so expect the Scot to remain busy in bolstering the squad in the remaining days of the January transfer window.
Yesterday, French media outlet Le10Sport reported that Chelsea have already agreed a deal to sign highly rated Saint-Étienne defender Kurt Zouma on a five-and-a-half-year contract.
According to that report, both the clubs have been discussing about the deal for the last few days, while Chelsea would be willing pay as high as €15m for the youngster’s signature.
According to the Sunday People, Manchester United have also joined the race too with the officials from the French club have been speaking to both Premier League clubs in London last week.
The Red Devils may need a central defender to replace club hero Rio Ferdinand, who could join MLS club after the end of the season. Also, there are doubts over the future of club skipper Nemanja Vidic, who is targeted by Italian outfit Fiorentina. Therefore, a move for one of the brightest prospects in French football makes a lot of sense, though, United are also in the market for other central defender like Ezequiel Garay of Benfica.