Sampdoria have confirmed an interest in signing young Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma.
Zouma, 20, earned praise for his performances last season and also won plaudits for his versatility after plugging gaps in central midfield occasionally.
Consequence of his physical displays, the Frenchman has courted interest from the Italian club and its president confirmed the news.
“I already signed [Niklas] Moisander from Ajax and I am trying to get Zouma, because they are very physical players,” Massimo Ferrero said.
Zouma, who joined the Blues from Saint-Etienne 18 months ago, made 26 appearances in all competitions last term.