Chelsea's performance yesterday has shown some of our glaring weaknesses going forward this season. The lack of midfield control that made Jonjo Shelvey look like Cesc Fàbregas with his long-range passing, and a shaky performance from our back-four made some of us worry about our chances going forward. But there are some good news ahead, as the Mirror reports* that Everton is ready to let of centre-back John Stones if Chelsea meets their valuation.
*Worth noting, The Mirror have been performing well below their typically poor standards in terms of sccuracy this summer. Impressive.
Earlier reports in this transfer window had Chelsea making bids of £20 million and £25 million for Stones to Everton, each of which were rejected. It even initiated a spat between the managers in the press, with José Mourinho and Roberto Martínez firing words at each other to the public view. But according to the Mirror, Everton will allow their player to leave for £34 million, as they fear John Stones already has his mind set to join the (London) Blues.
Stones and Everton's defense didn't have their best day on the pitch yesterday against Watford, but one performance shouldn't change the fact that he is an exciting prospect to develop at Stamford Bridge. There might be cheaper options on the market -- especially looking abroad -- but Chelsea and Mourinho seem keen on getting Stones.