Roma make £25m bid for Chelsea defender

Roma have reportedly launched a £25million bid for Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma.

The Sunday Mirror reports that Roma are keen to sign Zouma to a permanent deal, but are prepared to settle for a loan deal.

Roma are keen to bring in Zouma as a replacement for Alessio Romagnoli, who joined AC Milan for £22million.

Reports claim Roma are prepared to sign Zouma on loan, if a permanent signing cannot be agreed.

The 20-year-old is currently third choice at Stamford Bridge and the Blues are also looking to land Everton ace John Stones before the transfer window closes.

Zouma joined Chelsea for just £12million in 2012.