Chelsea supporting punters here inside the Football Transfer Tavern are looking at the news from the Express with interest – as the publication is claiming that Chelsea are preparing a £45 million bid for Everton defender John Stones.
The 21-year-old defender has been simply magnificent for the Toffees this season, and his name has been bandied around tonnes of times here in the Tavern over the past few months.
Our landlord here in the Tavern feels the ex-Barnsley man is exactly the player Chelsea need to bolster their backline, however admits the touted £45 million price-tag is pretty god damn extortionate!
Chelsea have endured a torrid 2015/16 campaign and have dabbled with the relegation zone in the Premier League, however, it seems that the Blues have turned a corner after comfortably dispatching Crystal Palace 3-0 at Selhurst Park in their last league match.
A handful of our resident Everton fans over by the dartboard are gutted about this news, and have a feeling the club will accept a £45 million bid for the player, as that is one hell of a bid from the Blues!
Chelsea fans…… You must be happy with this news? Do you rate John Stones? Is he worth £45 million? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!