If the last few weeks were all about Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin, the past week seems to have been dedicated to Everton’s John Stones who currently finds himself at the centre of a very public pursuit from Premier League champions Chelsea.
Both Roberto Martinez and Jose Mourinho have had their say on the matter with the Toffees boss disgusted with the way in which the Blues manager has publicly declared an interest in one of their prized assets.
On the face of it, it seems as though Chelsea – a club with undoubted pulling power – are aiming to turn the player’s head and while Everton have played hardball with the likes of Leighton Baines and Seamus Coleman in recently passed windows, they most famously sold Wayne Rooney and look what he went on to achieve.
For many, Stones is viewed as the future of England’s defence at centre back and it’s clear that he is a talented footballer who will be Phil Jagielka’s partner this season – or will he?
Having seen a £20 million bid rejected so far this summer, the expectation is that Chelsea will return with an improved offer for the England international who they will shape up to be the next John Terry following his retirement in a few years.
While the likes of the London Evening Standard have reported that Chelsea boss Mourinho is after one more player this summer – ideally Stones – you can never quite tell with the Portuguese tactician and that’s why we’ve devised a list of five other players that could be following the former Barnsley man to Stamford Bridge this summer.
Click on the image below to reveal the 5 players to follow John Stones to Chelsea this summer.