Everton manager Marco Silva has revealed that he would like to pursue a permanent transfer for defender Kurt Zouma at the end of this season.
Zouma, 24, is on a season-long loan at Goodison Park from Chelsea having joined the Toffees at the start of the current campaign.
Marco Silva spoke to the Liverpool Echo about the French international centre back as he said that he was desperate for the player to join him at Everton before the Portuguese tactician added that he wants to keep the player at the club.
Kurt Zouma joined Everton on the deadline day of the last summer’s transfer window.
The French defender has made 27 appearances for the Merseyside giants in all competitions.
Zouma has been one of the standout players for Everton in what’s gradually becoming a difficult season for the Toffees under Marco Silva.
Everton fans are unhappy with the league status of the team with the Toffees in ninth position on the Premier League log.
Kurt Zouma spent last season at Stoke City but he was unable to prevent them from dropping down to the second tier of English football.
It remains to be seen whether he has a future at Chelsea or the Blues would want to do a deal for him.