Everton fans in the Tavern have seen a decent start to the season, mostly due to the potent attack including the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley. However, it is displays of John Stones at the back that have yet again been catching the eye of watching managers.
Over the summer he was courted by Chelsea as the Stamford Bridge club launched a number of bids that were all eventually rejected. It is clear from the West Londoners form at the start of the season that they could have done with Stones as they lurk in the bottom half of the table.
Therefore, it would not be a surprise if their new manager Guus Hiddink launches yet another attempt to sign the Toffees most prized centre back. As well as Chelsea, other teams such as Manchester United and City have shown an interest in the England international defender thus a battle for his signature could ensue when the transfer winder reopens in January.
Here’s a look at 5 possible replacements that Everton could have bid for if they decide to eventually to sell Stones for what would be a substantial fee.
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