Despite the appointment of Thomas Tuchel in January and the change in formation that followed, which included three center-backs, the France international has often found himself very low in the hierarchy.
Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger were often the preferred trio for German tactician, Andreas Christensen replacing the injured Brazilian in the Champions League final victory over Manchester City.
And with the Blues linked with a move for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, it looks like the writing is on the wall when it comes to Zouma’s future at Stamford Bridge.
However, he could still extend his stay in the capital.
Indeed, Sky Sports claim West Ham are in talks to sign Zouma and are ready to pay £ 20million.
However, according to Kaveh Solhekol, the 26-year-old – who is valued at £ 28.8million on transfermarkt – “will cost more”, but the price Chelsea is asking for has not been disclosed.
It remains to be seen if the Hammers and Blues can come to a deal for Zouma, but there is one suggestion that could be suitable for all parties.
As Declan Rice is linked with a return to West London, some Chelsea fans are asking for a swap deal involving the two players.
Take a look at what has been said on Twitter …
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@maxisarp1 said: ‘£ 40million + Zouma for rice. ”
@RoneWinor said: “Rice + 10 mill. ”
@AloshaCYBlues says, “Rice in return, I hope. ”
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