Chelsea are set to up their efforts to try and sign 21-year-old central defender John Stones from Everton this summer, amid a defensive crisis at the club.
The Blues supporting punters here in the Transfer Tavern have come across the news after flicking through the landlord’s copy of Daily Telegraph via The Express, whilst waiting to be served at the bar.
The Stamford Bridge-based outfit were keen to sign the England international in the summer but were unsuccessful in their attempts.
It is thought that Manchester United remain in pole position to sign the player, due to Stones’ desire to stay in the north and be closer to his family.
One Chelsea fan is sat puffing on his e-cigarette here in the Tavern and thinks whoever comes in as the new Blues boss in the summer, should do all they can to make sure they secure the services of Stones.
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