Roma want Chelsea star as marque signing

Roma are preparing a move for Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma this summer, according to Sport Mediaset.

The ambitious Italian side are eager to make a splash in 2016-17 and already have a talented squad at Luciano Spaletti’s disposal.

However, while loping for summer recruits, Zouma has emerged as a possible new face for the capital city side.

The young French defender has started to make an impression at Stamford Bridge, but a serious injury in the second half of the campaign has the enforcer on the treatment table currently.

Zouma is regarded as one of the options to replace stalwart John Terry at the heart of the West London club’s defence in the long term but has also featured in midfield for the Blues during his time in England.

Antonio Conte’s arrival is expected to shake up the Chelsea squad this summer, with it remaining to be seen what role the young Frenchman will play in the Italian manager’s thinking.