The bid by North London outfit Arsenal to ensure a resolution of their defensive woes ahead of the coming season has been handed a major blow as it is claimed that their major target and Everton star Kurt Zouma would be recalled by Chelsea.
Kurt Zouma has enjoyed a very impressive and successful loan spell at Everton this season and it was thought that the Blues team will not have him back but that is no longer the case.
Just like Arsenal, there is also a bid by Chelsea to have their defence strengthened ahead of the coming season and their only hope of having that is to recall some of their players back from loan.
Recall that the Blues team are currently under a transfer ban that will stop them from registering new players for the next two transfer window.
Everton had also made attempts to have Kurt Zouma remain with them for a longer period but that might no longer happen as Chelsea seek to have him back.
However, it will be the wish of Kurt Zouma to return to the Stamford Bridge for a bench role as he seeks to have regular playing time under manager Maurizio Sarri.