Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are expressing their woes after hearing that their club is already preparing for disappointment in the January window, with a prime target unlikely to move.
The Mirror states that Everton defender John Stones is happy on Merseyside and does not want to leave in January, which shatters Chelsea’s transfer plans as they were set to revise the interest they held in the summer.
It was an embarrassing state of affairs for the Blues in the previous transfer window, as Chelsea failed with numerous bids to capture the England international despite Stones handing in a transfer request in an attempt to seal a move to West London.
With Chelsea languishing in 16th position in the Premier League table, there’s no reason for Stones to leave Goodison Park and he’s determined to help the Toffees reach European football.
On top of this, Stones doesn’t want to disrupt his football by leaving for the Blues as he is in with a huge chance of becoming England’s first-choice centre-back ahead of the European Championships.
Chelsea fans, do you need Stones in January? Can you turn your season around? Let us know in the comments below!