West Ham can’t fight the wages for Zouma. West Ham will drop plans to sign French defender Court Zouma from Chelsea due to inability to pay players wages.
According to The Sun, West Ham United have opened new talks with Chelsea over a £20million deal for Zouma. It have been given the green light to negotiate with the French centre-back. But players demand wages of up to £120,000 per week.
News reports say the Hammers are not ready to pay Zouma’s demands because it would destroy the club’s wage ceiling. While the 26-year-old’s current contract with Chelsea still earns just £65,000-a-week. Therefore, there is no reason for the hammer to throw money like crazy.
West Ham had previously made an offer and Chelsea had given the player full freedom to move. But Zouma himself did not want to move to the London Stadium, causing talks must stop At that time Zouma was included in an offer from Chelsea for Sevilla defender Jules Goonde.