Thomas Tuchel has suggested that Kurt Zouma could still have a future at Chelsea this summer
After breaking back into the set-up under Tuchel, Zpuma made 36 appearances across all competitions last season but did not figure in the latter stages of the Champions League
However, there has been alot of speculation in the media over the past few weeks which have suggested that Zouma will be allowed to leave the club, as the club try to make space for the impending arrival of Kounde
The club were unwilling to meet the £68million asking price for the 23-year-old, so decided on a player-swap deal plus cash to facilitate the move, and it seems that the £68 million defender was all set for a move to the Bridge, especially after reports claimed that he had already agreed personal terms
But Tuchel has told reporters when asked about possible exits that Zouma could still be at the club this summer: “Kurt comes from a very different situation.
“Kurt was part of the team for half a year, I know him exactly, what I can demand from him, what he can give to the team. He was part of a very successful half a season.
“He was a very lively part of it, maybe not in minutes but I want to remember he was a crucial member of the team that won 2-0 against Atletico, for example.
“So when he was needed, and he had some tough decisions against him, but when he delivered. So the situation isn’t comparable to Ruben [Loftus-Cheek].
“Ruben needs to show now everything in some weeks if that’s possible. For Kurt, it’s different as I know what he can deliver.”
Zouma was solid for the club last season so it is a shock to see that he is one player that could be leaving