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Chelsea ready £35.1m bid for prime January target

stones123Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are rubbing their hands together in anticipation as reports indicate they’re set to revive interest in a long-term target.

Metro, reporting via Buzzsport, state that the Blues will launch a £35.1m bid in the New Year in an attempt to finally capture John Stones from fellow Premier League side Everton.

Chelsea failed with numerous bids for the England international in the summer and are desperate to complete a deal, with their back-line faltering this season and the Blues stuck in the bottom-half of the table.

Everton are adamant that they do not want to part ways with the exceptional 21-year-old but such a staggering offer could force them to cash-in, as the large price would hand Roberto Martinez a large sum of cash to invest.

The report says Chelsea are preparing to sign Stones at whatever cost in January, with the Blues desperate for additions in the New Year to turn the tides on their awful season.

Fans in the bar believe Stones is exactly what Chelsea need to bolster their defensive line and see him as a potential future captain at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea fans, how much are you prepared to spend on John Stones? Let us know in the comments below!

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