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Chelsea signing Zouma: Terry my favourite player growing up

Kurt Zouma is delighted with his move to Chelsea.

The former St Etienne defender admits he grew up following the career of Blues captain John Terry.

"My favourite footballers as a kid were John Terry and Mamadou Sakho. Terry is a great leader and the perfect example to young players starting out in the game," he told chelseafc.com.

"It's very exciting for me, I've always looked up to him as a player and now I just want to learn as much as possible from him. I spoke to him briefly and he's a very nice man."

On speaking with manager Jose Mourinho, Zouma added: "Yes, I spoke with him just for a short time and he explained what he expects from me. He's the best manager in the world and I'm so happy to be able to work with him.

"It's a big honour for me, Marcel Desailly was a fantastic defender, a great example, and I would love to be able to have a career like his during my time at the club. I hope I can become another great French Chelsea defender."

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