Transfer: Manchester United in talks to sign Chelsea defender


Everton are expected to finalise and confirm the loan signing of defender Kurt Zouma from Chelsea today - one day after the Premier League transfer window closed.

Everton have been the big movers on deadline day having earlier completed the signing of Brazilian attacker Bernard on a four-year deal. After two years of gradual progress within the first-team setup at Stamford Bridge, the player saw his development come to a grinding halt when he sustained a major knee injury.

Everton were also linked with a move for out of favour Manchester United star Marcos Rojo, but have not been able to make head way on the deal.

He was loaned to Stoke the following summer and appeared in 34 Premier League games but could not prevent the Potters finishing with the joint-worst defensive record in the division and suffering relegation.

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Everton manager Marco Silva confirms that a loan deal to bring Kurt Zouma to the club from Everton is "almost done".

The Toffees left it late to make an approach to loan the France global but as both sides submitted their paperwork before the 5pm deadline, the deal was allowed to proceed.

Zouma will become the fourth player through the door at Goodison Park this summer after the signings of Richarlison, Lucas Digne and Joao Virginia.