Chelsea are reportedly ready to approach Everton to try to sign young England defender John Stones.
Jose Mourinho’s Blues had the best defensive record in the Premier League last season – conceding just 0.84 goals per game on average and keeping 17 clean sheets.
Nevertheless, Mourinho is keen to bolster his options at the back this summer.
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The Blues have been linked with Real Madrid centre-half Raphael Varane, but the Frenchman looks set to stay in the Spanish capital.
Chelsea have also held talks about a possible move for Atletico Madrid’s Toby Alderweireld.
However, The Express exclusively report that the Blues are now considering making a bid for Toffees youngster Stones, who has four senior England caps to his name at the age of 21.
Stones, who joined Everton for £3m from Barnsley in 2013, is apparently rated at around £15m by Everton.