Kurt Zouma has signed a new six-year deal at Chelsea and will spend the 2017/18 campaign on loan with Stoke City.
Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo said: ‘It is fantastic Kurt has chosen to commit his future to Chelsea. He has shown his talent since joining us three years ago, and has returned from a serious injury with a fantastic attitude.
‘Now he has the opportunity to play regularly in the Premier League and we will be monitoring his progress closely while he is at Stoke.’
Zouma suffered a serious knee injury in February 2016 – which forced him to miss nine months of action – but despite impressing the previous season under Jose Mourinho and then Guus Hiddink, his return to Chelsea last November saw him restricted to just three Premier League starts under coach Antonio Conte.