Chelsea "Prepared to offer up to £50m" for this Premier League star!
Guus Hiddink has denied any transfer involvement this month and has described doing business in January as "desperation". Howev...
Guus Hiddink has denied any transfer involvement this month and has described doing business in January as "desperation". However, it's being reported that Chelsea are prepared to go back in for John Stones and will offer up to £50m to sign him.
Much has been made of Stones and the FOUR transfer bids that were rejected by Everton. Roberto Martinez stood by the clubs decision and has once again re-iterated the fact that any offers for one of the brightest talents in the game will be rejected again. Money talks and £50m is something Everton WILL have to consider.
It's not like Chelsea to hand over £50m to a club for Merseyside is it?? Fernando Torres moved in January when Liverpool found our offer too good to refuse so why are Everton any different?
We have to consider that with the window open, it's just pure speculation but with Chelsea's defensive problems still apparent and our inability to keep clean sheets of late, Stones would be a great addition.
He has proven himself in this league and has outstanding ability. He is English, he is young and has plenty of years left ahead of him at the top level. His use of the ball is good but it has been pinpointed of late that he likes to dither in his own box encouraging pressure when he should be releasing it quicker. I am of the opinion that he is has immense confidence in his own ability and it's refreshing to see a defender with that ability the ball at his feet - Franck Leboeuf anyone??
With Chelsea's precarious League position a genuine concern and our focus being moving up the table as quickly as possible, many have a view that reinforcements ARE required. John Stones is one of those players and it will be interesting to see if Chelsea do make their move next week.
What do you think of Stones and a potential £50m offer? Do you think Everton would/could turn it down? Is he someone you would like to see here?