Defender John Stones has handed in a transfer request at Everton as he moves closer to Chelsea.
Chelsea have loaned out Juan Cuadrado and Marko Marin to Juventus and Trabzonspor respectively but their activity in the transfer window is set to resume with an offer for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.
Everton are reportedly now paving the way for John Stones' departure after the centre-back handed in a transfer request on Tuesday, the Evening Standard has reported on Wednesday morning.
Former Everton striker Andy Gray says defender John Stones is good enough to secure a regular place at Chelsea if he completes a move to Stamford Bridge.
Zenit Saint Petersburg will not allow star defender Ezequiel Garay to leave the club no matter how much Chelsea offer to sign him, the Daily Star has reported.