Everton boss Marco Silva has made no secret of his desire to sign Kurt Zouma from Chelsea on a permanent deal.
Everton have been trying to sign Kurt Zouma from Chelsea, following his successful loan period at Goodison Park.
However, their task of bringing Zouma to Everton on a permanent basis has just got much more difficult.
With Chelsea unable to make transfers in the next two windows, it means that they are likely to be far more reluctant to let Zouma go.
And many Everton fans think that their hopes of bringing in the Frenchman are now over.
So that’s zouma no joining us then— david john hughes (@davidjohn562) May 8, 2019
That’s us waving goodbye to Zouma then https://t.co/r9XKXRLsUo— Mitch (@efcmitch) May 8, 2019
Bad news for us regarding zouma then https://t.co/tnSE0kZKWz— Jordan Carroll (@Jordinho88) May 8, 2019
Thats us not getting zouma then! https://t.co/aBvxhXCt35— Louie (@Louieb93) May 8, 2019
Gutted if Kurt Zouma goes back to Chelsea over this signing players ban, he has been excellent for EFC, a real players player.— GD (@runnerglyn) May 8, 2019
There goes any remote chance of signing Zouma then https://t.co/EfPQDQ8qfq— Matt (@Matt_S_1982) May 8, 2019
Allow them to sign a new CB so we can get Zouma please https://t.co/SZJs9JVK4l— Callum (@Cal_EFC) May 8, 2019
Whether Marco Silva and Marcel Brands will now move on from attempting to sign Zouma remains to be seen.
Not signing Zouma would be a big blow for Everton, as his partnership with Michael Keane has been rock solid in recent weeks.
Zouma could now play his last game for the Toffees at the weekend, when they take on Tottenham Hotspur.