See update here, it appears L’Equipe were wrong.

L'Equipe Debuchy Sakho August 31stThis transfer window hasn’t been particularly good for French defenders in the Premier League.

Mamadou Sakho and Eliaquim Mangala are expected to leave their respective clubs on loan, and it now appears another French centre-back has been shown the door.

According to L’Equipe on Wednesday, Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma isn’t in the plans of Antonio Conte, and could be leaving the club on loan.

The 21-year-old has recovered from a cruciate ligament injury, but it seems a loan move away from Chelsea might be the best way to revive his career and regain his fitness.

L’Equipe don’t mention any interested clubs or offers, but Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio earlier claimed Bundesliga side Schalke are interested in signing him on loan with an option to buy.

Zouma started off his career quite well at Chelsea, and it’d be a surprise if Chelsea don’t see a long term future for him at the club.