It is inevitable that Stones will leave Everton this summer and Chelsea must be considered among the favourites, having nearly signed the defender last summer.
The ex-Barnsley man has come in for some criticism during the current campaign for his knack of over-playing the ball out from the back, although his defending ability is not in question whatsoever.
It is thought that Conte will want to strengthen at the back with John Terry set to depart in the summer and Stones would be a shrewd option, given his age and Premier League experience.
With Everton having their worst campaign in some time, the summer could see the central defender leave in quest for European football.
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