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Kurt Zouma passes Chelsea medical - report

Kurt Zouma

Just how close is Kurt Zouma to Chelsea?

It's been a busy day at Chelsea with regard to additions, with nobody expecting any late arrivals.

Croatian teenager Mario Pasalic is due to sign for around €2 million, while a deal for Kurt Zouma could be worth nearly eight times that.

French outlet RMC reported this morning that the Saint-Etienne centre-back was Chelsea bound, after the two clubs struck a €15 million deal.

Now it is reported that the deal has progressed to the point that Zouma has undertaken a medical with Chelsea, and been given the green light.

French newspaper Le Progres reported that the tough tackling defender's switch is now just a formality.

Zouma will not link up with Chelsea just yet however. As reported earlier by RMC, he will stay with Saint-Etienne until the end of the current season and join up in the summer.

It's a deal which suits all parties. Chelsea sign one of the outstanding prospects in European football, Zouma lands his dream move, and Saint-Etienne get to keep him until the end of the season, while netting a decent fee in return.

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