Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho confident of completing Chelsea transfer raid in £25m deal



Posted Wednesday, July 08, 2020 by Express.co.uk

Tottenham are growing increasingly confident that they can tempt Kurt Zouma away from Chelsea this summer.

The French defender has fought his way back into Frank Lampard’s team this week - being recalled for their last two games against Watford and Crystal Palace - but the Chelsea manager is still looking to bring in a new centre-back this summer.

The man Lampard has targeted is West Ham’s former Chelsea trainee Declan Rice - and if the England man does arrive then it could be Zouma, 25, who is the man sacrificed.

Everton are also interested in Zouma, who spent a successful year on loan at Goodison Park in 2018-19 - but Spurs manager Jose Mourinho is a major fan of the powerful defender.

Mourinho too wants to strengthen his back line - and Zouma, who he gave a debut to at Chelsea, is top of his list of potential recruits.

Everton’s former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has though also earmarked Zouma as one of the men he wants.

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho confident of completing Chelsea transfer raid in £25m deal
Tottenham news: Jose Mourinho could raid Chelsea (Image: GETTY)

Mourinho was asked about Tottenham's summer transfer plans this week, with the Portuguese claiming it could be an unpredictable window.

He said: "I don't know the market. First of all I'm not in control of the market, secondly it will be something new.

"The dynamics of the market are something that for many of us are still a question mark.

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho confident of completing Chelsea transfer raid in £25m deal
Tottenham news: Jose Mourinho wants Kurt Zouma (Image: GETTY)

"It's a normal situation in every club - some players go, some players stay.

"I see that as a very normal thing to happen."

Tottenham are back in action on Thursday against Bournemouth in the Premier League.

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