Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly asked the club’s board to sign Chelsea centre-back Kurt Zouma this summer.
Mourinho signed Zouma for Chelsea back in 2014 from Saint-Etienne for around £12m.
The France international has lingered around the Blues set up since then, spending his best seasons on loan at Stoke and Everton.
The 25-year-old has been used more by Frank Lampard this term, but reports in France suggest he could be on the move in the next few months.
RMC Sport claim that Mourinho has spoken to Tottenham bigwigs about the possibility of signing Zouma this summer.
Kurt Zouma has become a regular for Chelsea this season under Frank Lampard
Spurs are yet to make a formal approach for the player, but it’s thought that Chelsea are not opposed to the idea of selling the imposing defender.
It’s not thought that any business will be done before the conclusion of the Premier League in any case, by which time other clubs may also become interested depending on how Chelsea respond to Tottenham’s interest.
Jose Mourinho was in charge of Zouma during his second stint at Chelsea
The news may come as a surprise after Zouma revealed that Mourinho once said that he was “rubbish” while the Portuguese was in charge at Chelsea.
“I cannot remember which match we were playing, we were losing 3-1, away from home,” he told RMC Sport earlier this season.
“The following day, he [Mourinho] catches up with me, he takes me to his office, and he asks me if I am ok.
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“I said yes, he asked me if I was sure. I said yes again, he replied, ‘because you were rubbish this weekend.’