With just few days left to the close of the summer transfer window, the Stamford bridge outfit are yet to bolster their defensive line in their otherwise strong squad.
They have only brought in Adbul Baba Rahman to replace the departed Brazilian Felipe Luiz who moved back to his former club Atletico Madrid for first team football.
Over the last four weeks, Chelsea have made bids of 20million, 26million and 30million for England international John Stones but just yesterday, the Toffees chairman Bill Kenwrigh broke the news that the 21-years old star is not for sales. Speaking to club official website, Mr Bill Kenwrigh said:
“Everton Football Club has rejected a transfer request from John Stones.
“Since the start of the transfer window, we have resolutely turned down offers from another Premier League football club for our player.
“John is not for sale and he will remain a highly valued member of our first team squad.”
Just this morning, rumours came up that Chelsea have enter the race to sign Chinese defender Zhang Linpeng from Guangzhou Evergrande, however should the deal come through, the 26-year old star will not be able to play with the Blues this season due to work permit.
With this current situation, Jose Mourinho must look for other alternative to replace ageing legend John Terry if they are to compete for major trophies this season.