Friday 10 August 2018 at 19:10 GMT +3
[PHOTO: COURTESY]Everton has finally completed an agreement to sign Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma on loan for the season – more than 23 hours after the closing of the transfer window.
The Premier League has finally signed the passage of the French at Goodison Park, making it the fourth signing of the Toffees in the last 24 hours.
Both Everton and Chelsea presented the cards before the 17.00 deadline on Thursday.
And although both have been made to wait, Zouma has completed a move to join the Merseysiders for the 2018-19 campaign, for a £ 2 million loan.
[PHOTO: COURTESY]Zouma, who has two presences for his country, spent last season on loan to Stoke City, making 34 appearances with the Potter.
However, their relegation put an end to the hopes they had of transforming that business permanently and Zouma returned to Stamford Bridge.
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Zouma was not part of the plans of the new coach Maurizio Sarri for the next campaign, and Marco Silva made a late move after Ramiro Funes Mori was sold and Ashley Williams borrowed from Stoke.
Silva explained Friday: "We sold Funes Mori and sent Ashley Williams on loan, we bought Mina and Zouma will be on loan.
"Everything is the same, even the number of central defenders is the same."
Chelsea has also allowed Michy Batshuayi to borrow again.
The Belgian striker has joined Valencia for the season.