Chelsea Submit Big-Money Offer For Man Utd Target As Mourinho Eyes 3 New Signings
Chelsea have tabled a £30m offer for Manchester United target John Stones as Jose Mourinho looks to bring in 3 new signings before the transfer window closes
With the summer transfer window approaching it’s climax, managers are working hard trying to strengthen their squads for the new season so we’ll bring you all the news and gossip. Today, Chelsea step-up their pursuit of John Stones as Mourinho eyes late moves…
Chelsea have tabled a fresh £30m offer for Manchester United target John Stones as Jose Mourinho looks to bring in at least 3 new signings before the transfer window closes, according to the Mirror.
The Blues have endured a difficult start to the new Premier League season after taking just one point from their opening two games and it appears Sunday’s 3-0 thrashing by Manchester City is going to force them into the transfer market.
The Mirror claim that owner Roman Abramovich is set to give the green light to a late spending spree with manager Jose Mourinho looking to bring in at least 3 new faces before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.
The newspaper says that as well as looking for a new central midfielder and an attacker, Mourinho is desperate to strengthen his defensive options after shipping five goals in two games, with captain John Terry under the spotlight after being replaced at half-time on Sunday.
John Stones looks to be the man Mourinho wants to shore up his defence and the Telegraph claim that after seeing two previous bids rejected, Chelsea have now submitted a fresh £30m offer for the highly-rated Everton defender.
The 21-year-old has been hotly tipped to leave Goodison Park this summer and news of Chelsea’s improved bid comes after the Daily Mail reported that Manchester United were ready to try and hijack the Blues’ attempts to land the promising England international.
Louis van Gaal has also been linked with a number of central defenders in recent weeks and the Dutchman may now step-up his interest in Stones after Sergio Ramos penned a new five-year deal with Real Madrid yesterday.
However, United will have to act fast as it appears Chelsea are pushing ahead with their pursuit – although the Telegraph claim that Everton will reject their latest £30m offer and could now demand as much as £40m for the former Barnsely ace.
It remains to be seen whether Chelsea will be prepared to go that high but it does sound like it’s going to be a busy few weeks at Stamford Bridge with Stones potentially arriving along with two other new additions to help get their title defence back on track.
I think it’s clear already that Mourinho needs to improve his squad if they want to retain their title and I think Stones would be a superb addition. He’d be the ideal long-term replacement for Terry while he’s also capable of playing at right-back so could cover for Branislav Ivanovic at times too.
We’ll have to see whether United enter the bidding any time soon as they’d provide stiff competition but as it stands, Chelsea are still in pole position to sign Stones if they can just agree a fee with Everton.
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