Paul Merson has highlighted exactly why Chelsea should keep pursuing John Stones.
The English player is not wanted at Manchester City any longer and the Blues should snap up the chance to sign him now.
“Chelsea should go and get John Stones because there is a success story there waiting to happen,” Merson told the Daily Star.
“When you hear they have put defenders like Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen up for sale, you can see they need a centre back.
“I’ve said all along Stones would do well there. And they should go and get him now. He has no future at City.
“Guardiola was playing a midfielder, Fernandinho, ahead of him last season, and a defender in Eric Garcia who wants to leave the club!
“I’d be amazed if he was still there by the end of this window. But lots of clubs should be looking at him.
“Stones is homegrown. He’s an England international. He has plenty of experience. But he’s still young. He ticks a lot of boxes.
“You play him in a three and he ca play it out for you and get them going. He would be one of the best defenders around in a three.
“He’s just like David Luiz, who was phenomenal for Chelsea when Antonio Conte played him in the middle of a three.”
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