After a bit of a shaky display in defence that saw Chelsea draw 2-2 with Swansea at Stamford Bridge in their first game defending the Premier League crown, the boozy Blues fans here in the Transfer Tavern are loving the news coming in to the Pub.
For a while now Mourinho has been linked with having a serious interest in John Stones – apparently two bids have been rejected thus far. However, today the Metro are reporting that Everton have been actively searching for a new centre-back, and have highlighted Celtic’s Virgil van Dijk as a replacement.
This rumour that Everton have already found a replacement to Stones has fueled speculation that he is headed to Stamford Bridge.
Our Landlord added this: “Chelsea better hope that Stones is on his way, one injury to that back four and they would look pretty vulnerable if you ask me!”
Our resident Chelsea fans here in the Tavern feel Stoned would be a shrewd addition for the club, and they feel Mourinho needs to do all he can to lure the young defender to Stamford Bridge.
What do you think Chelsea Fans? Are you desperate to sign Stones? Let us know your thoughts below!