John Terry Replacement? Chelsea Set To Sign £75,000-A-Week CB

John Terry of Chelsea looks over at the Queens Park Rangers fans as they chant insults at him during an injury break in their FA Cup soccer match at Loftus Road in London, January 28, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN – Tags: SPORT SOCCER)

As the struggle to get quality players continues at the Stamford bridge, Spaniard defender Jose Gaya dealt an heavy blow on the blues by extending his contract with Valencia. Mourinho had plans to get the 19 year-old defender, but all plans have now been shifted to Everton’s England’s international, John Stones.

Club’s captain, 34 year-old John Terry hangs the boot at the end of the coming season, and an early search for a replacement has already begun. All eyes are now on Stones as a perfect figure to fill the shoes Terry leaves behind. The central defender, who can also double as right back, has been on great form at the Goodison park this season. Appearing 21 times in the league, and scoring a goal – one that came in against Manchester United in the 3-0 thrashing of the red devils.

The 4-time capped England international has been spectacular since his arrival from Championship side, Barnsley. Chelsea hopes to be able to get him to Stamford bridge by the coming summer. The blues had also earlier planned on getting France international, Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane, but the Frenchman isn’t likely to leave Spain. He has a contract with the club till 2020. The special one wanted to make a transfer possible following his limited starting option earlier in the current La Liga season, but he has started featuring more regularly and may no longer be keen on reuniting with his former boss in England.

Stones recently signed a contract extension with Everton until 2019, but Chelsea is ready to meet all requirements and have the England’s international at the Stamford bridge next season. The 6ft plus player is perfect mould for the Chelsea team, and at such age, will serve as long-time replacement for the retiring former England skipper.

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