Round-up: Zouma keen to stay at Chelsea

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma

Kurt Zouma has told France Football he wants to stay at Chelsea.

Chelsea have been tipped to loan out the French defender amid reports they are looking to bring in at least one centre-back this summer.

A number of European clubs, including Sevilla, have been linked with Zouma in recent weeks.

But he said: “I am very happy at Chelsea. I hear the rumours. It’s flattering.

“It means I’m a player people are looking at, but I am not going to stop there. My objective is to stay at Chelsea.

“Next season we will start from scratch and there will be a lot of games. It is up to me to work hard.”

Shodipo still recovering

QPR winger Olamide Shodipo is still having treatment on an injury which cut short his loan spell at Port Vale last season.

Shodipo, 19, made six appearances for Vale before his campaign was ended in March by tendinitis.

He remained in London when the Rangers squad departed for a pre-season trip to Portugal at the weekend and appears to be some way off a recovery.

Shodipo made his senior debut for the R’s against Leeds on the opening day of last season and featured 11 times in the Championship before moving on loan in January.

Bonham makes loan move

Jack Bonham has signed a new Brentford contract and joined Carlisle on a six-month loan.

West London Sport revealed in May that the Bees keeper was being lined up for a loan move because he wants more first-team games, with Carlisle the most keen.

The 23-year-old was about to enter the final year of his contract but has now extended it until 2019.

He made just two appearances last season and has managed only seven in total since joining the Bees on a free transfer from Watford in 2013.

Reddish retires

Harlequins lock Mark Reddish has retired from rugby for medical reasons after suffering a concussion.

New Zealander Reddish, 32, joined Quins from Super Rugby side Highlanders in November 2016, but made only five appearances for the club.

“Given the medical advice I have received, it’s the best decision long term for me and my young family,” he said.

“I thoroughly enjoyed living in England and I am sad to cut my time short. I wish the boys all the best for the upcoming season and beyond.”