Arsenal eyeing summer move for highly-rated Frenchman

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Arsenal have reportedly identified Chelsea centre-back Kurt Zouma as a potential summer signing for the next season.

Zouma has been contracted to the West London club since January 2014, however, the France international has spent the last two campaigns on loan at Everton and Stoke City.

The 24-year-old could potentially be kept at Stamford Bridge for the 2019/20 season following the Blues two window transfer ban, however, according to The Sun, Arsenal are keeping tabs on the situation and waiting for their chance to make a move.

The report suggested that the North London club may be willing to make a move for the defender, who still has four years left on his current deal at the West Londoners.

The Gunners head-coach Unai Emery is keen to strengthen his defensive options, however, the Spaniard may have to pay in excess of Zouma’s valuation given the rivalry between the two London teams.

Zouma has made 30 outings for the Merseyside Blues in the Premier League this campaign and established himself as one of the best defenders at Goodison Park.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have reportedly identified Bournemouth forward Ryan Fraser as top transfer target this summer.

Fraser has enjoyed an excellent season in the Premier League at, with seven goals and 13 assists in 36 appearences in the English top-tier.

However, the Scottish attacker has just over one year left on his current deal, and it appears likely that he will not sign fresh terms with the South-coast outfit.

Arsenal have been rumoured with a move for the 25-year-old and according to The Mirror, the Blues are ready to rival their North London rivals in the race to sign the forward.