According to TF1’s Julian Maynard, who first had claimed that the transfer would be concluded by today, Chelsea have decided to pull the plug on the deal due to a disagreement over some point of the contract. We had apparently gone as far as to have a medical scheduled, before calling it all off. It’s specified that the disagreement was between Chelsea and West Ham rather than Zouma and West Ham.
Either way, there are some evil agent shenanigans going on here.
Medical was scheduled, but something between Chelsea & West Ham, rather than West Ham & Kurt Zouma, has resulted in the deal being called off. (TF1)— Get French Football News (@GFFN) August 25, 2021
A few minutes after all that news broke, some reports rowed back a bit, including both the Guardian (Jacob Steinberg) and the Telegraph (Jason Burt) saying that there is still a chance this happens, so perhaps Chelsea aren’t ready to completely write this possibility off yet, regardless of what sort of nonsense may be going on. We have a Koundé to sign, after all!
Should have waited before tweeting... just as I sent that was told deal could be back ON after all! Stand down.. https://t.co/LhQMPoP4lH— Jason Burt (@JBurtTelegraph) August 25, 2021