Chelsea manager probably believes John Terry will unlikely repeat his performance of last season and has been making moves in the transfer market to bring in another centre back who will be a long term replacement for the Chelsea.
Last week, reports emerged Everton has rejected a £20 million bid from Chelsea for the services of John Stones. However, it seems the blues are not giving up on getting the player and are report to launch a new £26 million bid for the player. Stones has reportedly been told he will be given the number 6 shirt should be move to Stamford Bridge. This news has angered Everton coach, Roberto Martinez has recently criticized Chelsea for attempting to destabilize young star defender, John Stones.
Having featured in almost all of Everton’s games last season, the solid 21 year-old defender is one of the brightest prospects in England at the moment. Known for making accurate crucial tackles and clearing goal-bound opposition attempts at will, the player has grown to become a very key component of the Everton squad.
However, in a country like England, such brilliant performances do not usually go unnoticed. Over the course of last season, his performances caught the eye of United coach Louis van Gaal, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Blues’ coach Jose Mourinho, and the respective clubs had even allegedly begun making inquiries over the player’s availability.
Such attention and inquiries- particularly from Chelsea, according to Toffees’ coach Roberto Martinez- have however, appeared to reduce the player’s performances and development. He was clearly not at his composed best in a recent 3-1 defeat of Everton to Arsenal in a recent tournament, and Martinez has pointed accusing fingers at Jose Mourinho.