Speculation over Terry and Luiz as Blues are tipped to sign defender

There is speculation over the futures of John Terry and David Luiz, with Chelsea being tipped to complete the signing of St Etienne centre-back Kurt Zouma.

The Evening Standard reports that Chelsea have agreed a £12.4m fee for Zouma and hope to conclude a deal this week.

He has been touted as a possible long-term replacement for Terry, whose contract expires at the end of the season, while Luiz continues to be linked with Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

Meanwhile, Bobby Zamora is being linked with Crystal Palace and West Brom ahead of Friday’s transfer deadline.

QPR striker Bobby Zamora
Zamora had been made available.

QPR have made the 33-year-old striker available and will happily let him go if a club comes in for him.

Zamora’s contract at Loftus Road expires in the summer and he is not part of boss Harry Redknapp’s plans.

A number of Championship clubs have been made aware of his availability, but top-flight sides Albion and Palace are being touted as possible destinations.

Related West London Sport story: QPR looking to offload striker Zamora

Meanwhile, Redknapp has suggested to Talksport that Rangers have missed out on the signing of Auxerre forward Paul-Georges Ntep.

Redknapp said: “We thought we had a couple and then they went elsewhere.

“We wanted to take a lad from Auxerre, a left winger who I thought was fantastic, and at the last minute he decided to stay in France. I think he is going to Rennes.”

But Redknapp confirmed he is still hoping to sign Ishak Belfodil on loan from Inter Milan despite Italian media reports that a potential deal collapsed.

Related West London Sport story: QPR in ongoing talks over Inter’s Belfodil

For more transfer speculation, see this morning’s Paper Talk.

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