Kurt Zouma the Chelsea centre-back player has suggested that he is willing to consider a loan move away from Stamford Bridge next season as he bids to win a World Cup spot with France.
According to ITV.com, the 22-year-old has barely featured this season due to a long-term recovery period after suffering a cruciate ligament injury last year, with Antonio Conte’s back three well-established in the meantime.
However, while Kurt Zouma still affirmed he sees his long-term future to be at Chelsea, he was open to a temporary move away if it would give him the opportunity to break into Didier Deschamps’ plans with the national team.
Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny and Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti started at centre-back in France’s qualifying win over Luxembourg, while the likes of Raphael Varane and Adil Rami are also frequently involved.
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Speaking to beIN Sports, Kurt Zouma, who has only played four times in the Premier League as substitute since his return to fitness, admitted his future was not yet certain.
My aim is to impose myself at Chelsea. When I came to the club two-and-a-half years ago, I had a desire to continue here.
I’m very happy. I’ve never focused much on the future. I think more to the present, with the squad, which is very good and which is going well. We want to do great things.
A loan before the World Cup? Why not.
We’ll see at the end of the season, but I’m focusing on Chelsea.
I’m confident and I know I will play. I’ve not talked about my future with Antonio Conte.