But according to the BBC, there is nothing to the recent links with Godin and the Uruguay worldwide is not going to be joining Manchester United on deadline day.
Zouma arrived at Chelsea in 2014, with a lot of excitement around his talent.
Zouma subsequently missed almost one season of football before he made his return to the pitch.
After a serious injury, Zouma spent last season at Stoke City and endured a hard season as the Potters suffered the ignomy of relegation to the Championship. With his prospects unlikely to improve much at Chelsea this season, a move away from the Bridge makes sense.
He was loaned to Stoke the following summer and appeared in 34 Premier League games but could not prevent the Potters finishing with the joint-worst defensive record in the division and suffering relegation.
"What they are missing at the moment is harmony, but if he can find that and get all his good players smiling and happy, they will be very close". Manchester United have thus, opened negotiations with their rivals over a possible move for the 23-year-old, although the Blues are unwilling to sell to a direct rival.
However, well-placed journalist Duncan Castles writes in The Times that despite their transfer desperation, Manchester United eventually rejected the chance to sign Mina due to the Barcelona wanting to include a buy-back clause in the deal, believed to be worth around €60 million.
He becomes Everton's eighth summer signing following Yerry Mina, Andre Gomes and Bernard's arrival at Goodison Park on Thursday.