The Sun have managed to get Chelsea fans looking outraged here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they seem to think Stoke City are playing hardball over any transfer deals between the two clubs this summer.
Chelsea have identified Asmir Begovic as their replacement for departed Petr Cech, and will pay £8 million to land him – but Stoke and manager Mark Hughes want more than that, with Victor Moses, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Patrick Bamford all being mentioned as players who could spend the season on loan and make the deal go through.
We think our Chelsea fans would happily see Moses leave again, but Bamford and Loftus-Cheek need chances in the first team, at least until January, so we would love to see Jose Mourinho keep the duo at the Bridge.
Chelsea fans…… Who would you send out on loan to secure Begovic? Is Begovic a good signing? How much is he worth? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!