The Daily Mail have ruined the day for Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern after claiming that the Blues will be told they cannot have John Stones.
As one of our punters notes, it is no secret that the club are desperate to land the player, and have upped their initial offer to £30 million, but it seems that Everton are refusing to sell no matter what the price.
As one of our punters notes over a beer and burger by the bar, we think that the club could well try and resist Chelsea’s offers for a while longer and keep the defender for another season – but if rumours that the player wants to hand in a transfer request are true, the Blues and Jose Mourinho might come out on top once again.
Our resident Blues fans here in the Transfer Tavern feel that signing Stones would be excellent for the club, but anything near the £40 million mark would be an absolute joke!
Chelsea fans. Is Stones good enough to be considering spending so much money or are there other players you would rather go for? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!