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Chelsea are prepared to loan out centre-back Kurt Zouma this summer in order to accommodate Southampton star Virgil Van Dijk, according to the Telegraph.

The Telegraph believe that Chelsea are interested in signing £50million-rated Van Dijk this summer, with Andreas Christensen also returning from his loan at Borussia Monchengladbach.

It would see the competition for places at the back increase considerably. With Zouma already struggling for game-time, the pair’s arrival would likely see him be starved of minutes even further.

The Telegraph report that Chelsea feel Zouma needs to be playing regularly in order to continue his development, and therefore will send him out on loan this summer.

There is no mention in the report of any side who would be keen to sign Zouma, but there would likely be no shortage of potential suitors. Prior to his anterior cruciate ligament rupture, he was showcasing his talent at the back under Guus Hiddink’s stewardship. A spell away from the Bridge may well be the best thing for the Frenchman.

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