Kevin Campbell urges Everton to sign Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma

Kurt Zouma of Stoke City during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Stoke City at Liberty Stadium on May 13, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

Everton reportedly considering loan move for Frenchman Zouma.

Kurt Zouma of Chelsea during a training session at Chelsea Training Ground on August 6, 2018 in Cobham, England.

Former Everton captain Kevin Campbell has urged his old club to sign Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma after reports suggested Marco Silva was considering a season-long loan move for the Frenchman.

Goal.com reported that Everton are readying a bid for the 23-year-old centre-back, after being frustrated in their attempts to land Barcelona's Yerry Mina and Manchester United's Marcos Rojo.

 

The report claims Zouma has been training with the club's Under-23 side, rather than being involved with Maurizio Sarri's first team and it seems as though the former St. Etienne powerhouse will be allowed to leave before Thursday's deadline.

Campbell was asked whether Everton should sign the 6ft 2in rock, and reacted by stating that Zouma "would solidify" the Everton defence "from day one".

A two-time France international, Zouma has struggled to live up to the promise that saw Chelsea sign him from St. Etienne in the summer of 2014.

He went on loan to Stoke City for the 2017-18 season, and played in 34 of the club's 38 Premier League games but could not prevent the Potters from suffering relegation.

Everton desperately need a new centre-back, after offloading Ashley Williams to Stoke City and Ramiro Funes Mori to Villarreal. Matthew Pennington is reportedly in talks with Leeds United, leaving just Phil Jagielka, Mason Holgate and Michael Keane to choose from.

James McArthur of Crystal Palace battles for possession with Kurt Zouma of Stoke City during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Crystal Palace at Bet365 Stadium on May 5, 2018...

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