According to The Telegraph, Jose Mourinho has caved in to Everton’s demands and is willing to part with a sum of £34m for Everton defender, John Stones.
Stones has been linked with a move to Chelsea all summer and has been heavily tipped to replace club captain John Terry in the long run.
The modern, ball playing centre back has attracted a lot of attention last season due to his consistent displays at the back. Although lacking in experience, it is believed that Stones is ready to take the next step in his career and play in the Champions League.
In terms of talent, there is little doubt that Stones is one of the best 21 year old centre backs in the world and can grown into a world class centre back and be the mainstay of Chelsea’s defence for years to come.
Chelsea had two bids rejected for the England defender earlier this month and are now willing to wrap up the deal soon with a mega bid of £34m (Everton’s asking price).
Although it seems like a big price to pay at the moment, Stones would be an outstanding future investment. Furthermore, Mourinho confirmed that the state of the market means that big clubs are having to pay a premium for English talent.
It seems Chelsea and Mourinho are really desperate to get their man and with Stones interested in a move, it is a matter of time before the young defender swaps Everton’s blue with that of Chelsea.