Kurt Zouma sends message to Chelsea suppoerts about his future
Kurt Zouma refuses to rule out the possibility of going out on loan from Chelsea next season
Kurt Zouma has revealed that he is yet to hold talks with Antonio Conte about his long-term future at Chelsea.
The French defender has found his playing time to be severely restricted at Stamford Bridge this season following Conte’s arrival at the club last summer.
Zouma missed most of last season with a serious knee injury but is now back fit and will be hoping to challenge for a starting spot in the closing weeks of the season.
The 22-year-old is yet to start a Premier League game this season and has only made four appearances from the bench for Conte’s men this term.
Zouma says his long-term plan is to establish himself as a regular at Chelsea but has not ruled out the possibility of joining another team on loan next season.
“My aim is to impose myself at Chelsea,” Zouma told beIN sports.
“When I came to the club two-and-a-half years ago, I had a desire to continue here. I’m very happy.
“I’ve never focused much on the future. I think more to the present, with the squad, which is very good and which is going well. We want to do great things.
“A loan before the World Cup? Why not? We’ll see at the end of the season, but I’m focusing on Chelsea.
“I’m confident and I know I will play. I’ve not talked about my future with Antonio Conte.”
Chelsea return to Premier League action on Saturday with a crunch clash against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge as they look to take a step closer towards winning the title.
The west London side are currently 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League table.