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French Clubs seek for want-away Chelsea defender

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 19/06/2017

 Chelsea defender links out of Chelsea

Chelsea's out-of-favour defender Kurt Zouma is attracting the interest of both Nice and Lyon, according to Talk Sport.

Zouma has been out for a considerable period due to a knee injury, the France international is likely to depart Stamford Bridge this summer, either on loan or on a permanent basis.

The defender is not short of suitors and will have the option of returning to his native France if Chelsea do make him available.

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According to Telefoot, both Nice and Lyon are closely monitoring the 22-year-old's situation at Stamford Bridge.

Nice, who finished a third in Ligue 1 last season, would be able to offer Zouma Champions League football, but Lyon would be a destination which may also attract the defender.

Lyon just missed out on Champions League football by finishing 4th last season - is another club with their watchful eye on the two-time-capped French international.

The centre-back, who has been capped twice at international level, is keen to play regularly next term in order to boost his chances of playing at next summer's World Cup