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Chelsea Centre-back Kurt Zouma has been linked with a move away from the club as he hasn’t played a key role under Thomas Tuchel.
Zouma was one of Frank Lampard’s best players at the club before the appointment of Thomas Tuchel.
Zouma’s game time drastically reduced under Tuchel, and the Frenchman did not feature in Tuchel’s first five league games as Chelsea manager, and would go on to complete 90 minutes just seven times in the Premier League under the German boss.
Zouma has been linked with an exit this summer, and a move away to Sevilla which would have included Jules Kounde moving in the opposite direction didn’t work out, as Zouma isn’t interested in a move to Spain.
Sky Sports have reported that Tottenham are interested in signing Zouma, and you’d trust club legend John Terry to advise him against such a move.
In response to Sky Sports’ Instagram post which reported Tottenham’s interest in Zouma, Terry replied: ‘Don’t do it @kurtzouma.’
Meanwhile, Thomas Tuchel had spoken about Zouma’s future earlier this month, and it came in the same conversation with Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Tuchel said: “Kurt comes from a very different situation.
“Kurt was part of the team for half a year, I know him exactly, what I can demand from him, what he can give to the team. He was part of a very successful half a season.
“He was a very lively part of it, maybe not in minutes but I want to remember he was a crucial member of the team that won 2-0 against Atletico, for example.
“So when he was needed, and he had some tough decisions against him, but when he delivered. So the situation isn’t comparable to Ruben [Loftus-Cheek].
“Ruben needs to show now everything in some weeks if that’s possible. For Kurt, it’s different as I know what he can deliver.”