Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has opted to join Stoke City on a loan deal in spite of interest from Sevilla, according to multiple reports.

El Desmarque verify multiple reports in England that Los Rojiblancos have given up their pursuit of the French central defender, who will undergo a medical at Stoke City on Monday.

The 22-year-old had been a target for Sevilla, who believed a loan move was feasible, but were told the former Saint-Etienne man wanted to remain in England.

The report concludes the Andalucians are now likely to turn to Deportivo La Coruna defender Sidnei, who is thought to be available for around €10m.

Sevilla are keen to strengthen their defence after Adil Rami’s exit to Marseille in a €6m move.

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