Everton's Michel Keane wants £25m star back at Goodison

(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Idrissa Gueye and Kurt Zouma (R) during the Everton training session at USM Finch Farm on January 24, 2019 in Halewood, England.

Kurt Zouma is linked with a return to Everton this summer.

(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Mason Holgate (L) and Kurt Zouma during the Everton training session at USM Finch Farm on September 20, 2018 in Halewood, England.

Michael Keane has admitted to The Echo that he'd love to see Kurt Zouma back at Everton this summer.

The big French centre-back impressed alongside Keane during a season-long loan at Goodison Park last term.

But he's back at parent club Chelsea for now and newly-appointed manager Frank Lampard is on record as saying that he'd like to keep him in West London.

Everton boss Marco Silva is reportedly keen to have him back in what would be a £25 million deal [The Express] and Keane has echoed those sentiments in an interview with The Echo.

 

He said: "He is a brilliant player who is very good on the ball as well as being a top defender so I think we complimented each other well.

“If we can get him, great, but if not then it's out of hands and it's up to the manager then to decide what happens.”

The Toffees have already had a decent summer on the transfer front, re-signing Andre Gomes on a permanent basis and bringing two-time Premier League champ Fabian Delph to Merseyside.

But you get the feeling that Director of Football Marcel Brands needs a few more bodies in to boost Everton's chances of challenging for the top four which, given their outlay in recent years, should be the goal this season.

Jordan Pickford and Kurt Zouma both of Everton get tangled up as Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur rounds them to score his sides first goal during the Premier League match between...

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