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The Chelsea manager expects Eden Hazard to stay in the club and reveals his thoughts on the new purchases Arrizabalaga and Kovacic. Everton ended the seasonal loan of Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma on Friday, a day after the closing of the Premier League transfer window.
More reports on the expiration day said that Everton had reached an agreement for Zouma, but an announcement has never arrived after the additions of Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes of Barcelona.
The loan agreement form was submitted to the Premier League before 5.00pm. deadline on Thursday, giving Everton and Chelsea extra time to finalize the details.
An announcement was made on Friday, when the 23 year old moved to Goodison Park after spending last season on loan at Stoke.
Zouma signed for Chelsea from Saint-Etienne for 12 million pounds in January 2014, moving to Stamford Bridge six months later and settling as a regular with Jose Mourinho until an ACL injury at Fabruary 2016 derailed his progress.
🇫🇷 | Defender @KurtZouma joins #EFC on a one-season loan @ChelseaFC.More ➡️ https://t.co/JdHLN6iDpN pic.twitter.com/IzIHxBTahN– Everton (@Everton) 10 August 2018
It took 11 months for Zouma to return to Chelsea and failed to win the confidence of new coach Antonio Conte, making only 13 appearances for the rest of the season.
He was loaned to Stoke the following summer and appeared in 34 Premier League games but could not prevent the Potter from ending up with the worst joint defense record in the division and the relegation suffered.
Zouma is the second Chelsea player to be loaned to another Premier League club this summer after Kenedy joined Newcastle for a one-season loan.
On Thursday Everton also bought Bernard away from home, while defender Mina joined from Barcelona for an initial share of £ 28 million and midfielder Gomes arrived on loan.
"When you start introducing new players, you want to reinforce the team," coach Marco Silva said Friday. "Certainly, at the moment it seems stronger, but we have to work with all of them and freeze everything and put them in our way to adapt them as soon as possible." .