Chelsea fans here inside the Football Transfer Tavern don’t really know what to make of the news they have just read in the Express – with the publication suggesting that the Blues are eyeing a move for Everton defender John Stones.
Stones, 21, is one of the most promising young English talents and his impressively mature performances for Everton have undoubtedly caught the eye.
The publication suggests that Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane is Jose Mourinho’s main transfer target this summer, but Stones is seen as a viable back-up option if they can’t land the Frenchman.
As our landlord here in the Transfer Tavern quips, it would without doubt be a major step-up for Stones, who not that long ago was plying his trade for Barnsley in the Football League!
A small group of Chelsea fans playing darts over by the bar feel this could be a shrewd acquisition, but all of them agree that Stones is not good enough for the Chelsea first-team just yet.
Chelsea fans….. What do you make of this news? Would you like to see John Stones plying his trade at Chelsea? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!