The 19-year-old rising star is thought to be worth around £10 million and was originally on Arsenal's radar although interest later cooled.

Although Jose Mourinho's side kept a clean sheet in their convincing win over Hull yesterday, the Portuguese tactician is looking to freshen up an ageing back-line and Zouma has been touted as a long-term successor to John Terry.

And it seems that the Blues are one of the teams in the running to land the centre-half.

"Serie A is an interesting destination, as are Inter, for the tactical growth of the lad,” Zouma's agent David Venditelli told French paper L’Equipe.