Incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is set to make Everton central defender John Stones his first summer recruit during the close season, according to The Mirror.
The news comes much to the dismay of the Blues faithful here in the Transfer Tavern, with many concerned over Stones’ current ability to play regularly for a top Premier League side.
Stones was replaced during Wednesday night’s 4-0 hammering at the hands of fierce rivals Liverpool with a stomach issue, although he could be fit to take part in this weekend’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United.
The Toffees are unlikely to be able to offer Stones any incentive to stay at the club during the summer and with the Blues looking to fill a void that will be left when John Terry departs, a move could be on the horizon.
One Chelsea supporter is sat waiting for the Friday night karaoke to begin and he thinks that although Stones will be good player in the future, he thinks Chelsea should try and go for someone a little bit more renowned for the immediate future.
Chelsea fans, would you welcome Stones? Who would you prefer to see the club sign?