According to recent reports in French publication RMC Sport, Tottenham are interested in the signing of Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma.
Interestingly, Metro, which has translated the information, have stated that the 25-year-old is among the names Mourinho has handed to the Tottenham Hotspur board.
Since joining Chelsea from AS Saint-Étienne for a fee of £13.14 million back in 2014, Zouma has gone on to make 104 appearances for the club, scoring five goals and providing six goals.
So far this season, the defender has made 22 Premier League appearances for the club, averaging an impressive 1.9 interceptions and four clearances per match, as well as averaging a WhoScored match rating of 6.90.
However, it is uncertain whether Zouma, capped five times by his country, will still be a Chelsea player next season, as RMC Sport reports that Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho, is interested in signing the player who he originally brought to England during his time in charge of Chelsea.
With Zouma currently valued at £25.2 million, and with it being uncertain whether or not Chelsea would be willing to sell the 25-year-old – especially to a Premier League rival – it is unclear how much the defender would cost Spurs.
Having said that, the club would certainly seem to require improvements to their current back-line, with Spurs currently having the joint-worst record for clean sheets in the Premier League this term, while also conceding 40 goals over their 29 league fixtures so far this season – a whopping 15 less than Sheffield United, who are one place above Tottenham in the league.
Would you like to see Spurs make a move for Zouma this summer?
As such, in our opinion, while it would appear that Spurs do need to make improvements to their defence, the signing of Zouma should very much depend on the fee that is requested by Chelsea, should they want to sell the player.