Everton finally seal loan deal for Kurt Zouma from Chelsea

Kurt Zouma of Stoke City in action during the Premier League match between Everton and Stoke City at Goodison Park

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The France worldwide spent last season on loan to Stoke City, but was left out of Chelsea's pre-season trip to Australia due to injury.

Everton today moved to sign Yerry Mina from Barcelona but it appears another centre-back could be incoming in Zouma.

Mina emerged as a target following his commanding performances at the World Cup but ultimately moved to Everton on deadline day, despite reportedly having agreed personal terms with United.

"It is important that the club want to fight for something". However, the Serie A club, still smarting over the way La Blaugrana hijacked their move for Malcom, told Culvert they'll never sell to Barcelona.

"It's a team that fights with the big guys and I think we can do a great job there".

Why did I choose Everton despite the many proposals? They also bought in left-back Joe Bryan from Bristol City, plus three players on loan - goalkeeper Sergio Rico from Sevilla, Atletico Madrid forward Luciano Vietto and United's Timothy Fosu-Mensah. I have spoken a lot to the coach and I know his passion for Everton and determination to be successful.

It is a move that excites a player who was such a strong influence in his country's surprise push to the World Cup final at Russian Federation 2018, where they were finally unseated by France.

"He has a different profile to the other players we have in that position. He will contribute in the build-up play and will also be very strong at defensive and offensive set-pieces".

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