For a team that plays three at the back, and with John Terry retiring, you’d think that Chelsea would try and hold onto their young centre-backs, especially one with as much talent as Kurt Zouma.

Of course, the return of Andreas Christensen from Borussia Mönchengladbach is one eagerly anticipated by the Stamford Bridge faithful, but still, keeping all of them would allow Azpilicueta to play in his natural role, which is to bomb up and down the right.

The rumours doing the rounds on Wednesday were that Inter Milan were interested in Zouma, and while that might be an interesting proposition for the player, selling him permanently doesn’t appear to be on Chelsea’s agenda.

However, if the plan is to get him some game time, then Valencia’s recent proposal of a loan for next season could be an interesting one.

On Tuesday night, Cadena Ser in Spain, relayed by El Desmarque, reported the La Liga side were considering making the move, as Antonio Conte and Chelsea would like him to get some first-team football under his belt after his bad knee injury.

With Eliaquim Mangala (return to Manchester City) and Aymen Abdennour (sold) likely to leave in the summer, bringing someone like Kurt Zouma to partner Ezequiel Garay would help everyone involved.

It certainly makes a lot more sense than him getting sold to Inter Milan.