Liverpool transfers: Red target Kurt Zouma staying at Saint-Etienne

Liverpool transfers: France Under-20 international Kurt Zouma says he will be staying at Saint-Etienne despite Reds interest

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Brendan Rodgers has already made four signings this summer Photo: Back Page Images

Kurt Zouma has rubbished talk of the Saint-Etienne defender joining Liverpool this summer.

Reds manager Brendan Rodgers is searching for a long-term replacement for recently retired Jamie Carragher, who called time on a 16-year career in May.

The Northern Irish boss was reported to be an admirer of the 18-year-old after the France Under-20 international scored twice in 18 Ligue 1 appearances last term.

But Zouma, who made his debut against Bordeaux in Coupe de la Ligue in August 2011, is adamant that he will be remaining at Saint-Etienne beyond the summer.

“There was a lot of noise this summer about a transfer for me,” Zouma told Le Progres.

“I can only say one thing – I will be at Saint-Etienne this season, for sure.”

Rodgers has also been linked with a swoop for Swansea City defender Ashley Williams, as well as Schalke’s highly-rated Greek centre-half Kyriakos Papadopoulos.

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