Chelsea technical director are ready to quickly finalize the deal involving Manchester City center back John Stone today.
Chelsea have remained active in the transfer window news, as manager Frank Lampard look to bring in a new centre back to the Stamford Bridge.
Frank Lampard is likely to loose his two defenders Marco Alonso and Emerson Palmieri in the upcoming transfer window, with the transfer speculation surrounding Palmieri start getting pace, as he has been linked with a possible move to the Serie A giants Inter Milan.
The West London club are now interested in adding a centre back to their defence, as a replacement for the duo defenders, once they make an exit out of the Stamford Bridge in the coming summer transfer.
Chelsea with the aim of adding a new face to their defence, so as to create a squad that will be able to win the English Premier League tittle next season, have identified Manchester City defender John Stones as a potential transfer target, and are reportedly planning a summer move to secure the services of the defender in the coming week.
The England international who is valued in the region of £47.5m, has been restricted to just 16 Premier League games during this campaign, under head coach Pep Guardiola and he looks ready to exit the club, to where he will enjoy a first team regular spot.
The West London club have now identified the former Barnsley as a potential transfer target, and are planning on landing the signature of the Premier League star, once the transfer window is reopened.
Arsenal and Newcastle are among the list of clubs that have shown interest in the signature of the defender, who joined the Citizen from Barnsley, making them a close contenders with Chelsea for the signature of the Premier League star.
John Stones who currently earns £100,000 per week, and still has deal with the club till 2022.