Chelsea fans are looking up with interest here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they seem to think that John Stones is willing to hand in a transfer request.
This is according to the Daily Mail, who think that the 21-year-old is so desperate to land his big move that he will force Everton to let him leave.
Given Chelsea are determined to make him one of their players, and have been splashing huge amounts of cash to try and make that happen, we think a move will come off before the end of the transfer window.
As one of our punters notes over a beer and a burger here in the Transfer Tavern, keeping an unhappy player at a club is never ideal, and we can see Everton caving should Stones officially ask to leave.
Our resident Chelsea fans here in the Tavern feel that Stones would be an excellent signing for the club, with them all agreeing he is a natural successor to John Terry.
Chelsea fans…… Do you think that Stones will end up a Blue? Is he the natural successor to John Terry? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!