NEW Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer reportedly wants Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma on loan.
The Eagles are on the hunt for a new centre-back as they cannot afford Liverpool’s £30million asking-price for Mamadou Sakho.
He shined during a six-month spell at Selhurst Park, but those performances have only seen his valuation increase.
And the Mirror claims Palace will now target Zouma instead, with the Frenchman unsure over his future at Chelsea this summer.
The youngster did well to recover from a horror injury sustained in the 2015/16 campaign but didn’t play many games upon his return.
Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta and David Luiz are sure to continue at the back next season.
While Antonio Conte’s pursuit of Virgil van Dijk means the likes of Zouma may not be in line for regular football.
Palace believe they can coax the ex-St Etienne ace for a temporary deal, but the player himself is ultimately looking to star at Stamford Bridge.
Zouma said: “I’m very happy at Chelsea. I hear the rumours, it’s flattering. It means I’m a player people are looking at, but I’m not going to stop there.
“My objective is to stay at Chelsea. Next season, we’ll start from scratch, there will be a lot of games.”