Transfer deals between neighbouring rival teams are often an uphill task and especially if the manager in charge is new and keen on rebuilding a team around stand out players. This is the situation that Chelsea has had to endure for the better part of last season’s transfer window in their pursuit of Everton’s defender John Stones.
John Stones has been very outstanding in his displays for Everton to the extent of drawing interest from other premier league clubs among them; Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester city. Chelsea has been actively pursuing the Everton’s defender transfer but Everton has stayed put and even refused to let go of Stones despite a 37 million pounds offer from the Blues.
The plot surrounding the future of John Stones at Everton continues to thicken with news coming in that with the arrival of new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, Chelsea are most likely going to ease up their interest in John Stones.
This is reportedly due to the new Chelsea’s boss long list of potential new players he desires to have at his New look Chelsea. The rumoured exit of Chelsea from the race for John Stone’s signature will reportedly leave an open window for either Manchester United or their neighbours Manchester city to battle out the defender’s signing.
Reports coming in indicate that with potential interest for John Stones from Spanish giants Barcelona, Everton is adopting a wait and see strategy in an endeavour to have an offer in the region of 50million pounds.
Chelsea may not be willing to add up on their initial offer of 37 million pounds but its possible either of the Manchester clubs will table an offer in that region triggering a transfer.